Freeman Spogli & Co. has acquired Boot Barn Inc., a Huntington Beach, Calif.-based retailer of western and work wear, from Marwit Capital. No financial terms were disclosed for the deal, which was done in partnership with company management. www.freemanspogli.com
Champ Private Equity has offered to acquire listed Australian outdoor advertising company Oohmedia Group Ltd. for $163 million. www.champequity.com.au
Freeman Spogli & Co. is planning to make an investment in daytime cafe chain First Watch Restaurants, according to a filing with the FTC. No financial terms were disclosed. First Watch operates over 100 locations in 13 states. It also has several franchised locations, and raised an undisclosed amount of funding in 2004 from Catterton Partners. Read more…
Ind-Barath Power Infra Ltd., an Indian power infrastructure developer, is in talks to raise around $150 million from Apollo Global Management and TPG Capital, according to Reuters. The company currently is in registration to go public in India.
Pacific Equity Partners is the only remaining bidder for Australian pet food maker VIP Petfoods, after Champ Private Equity dropped out of the process, according to Reuters. The deal could be valued at around A$400 million. www.vippetfoods.com.au
Scout Partners and KBW Capital Partners have invested an undisclosed amount into International Planning Group Ltd., a Wellesley, Mass.–based life insurance sales, marketing, distribution and consulting company. www.ipgltd.com