By Dan Primack
March 19, 2012

Investcorp has acquired GL Education Group (f.k.a. Granada Learning Group) from Veronis Suhler Stevenson. No financial terms were disclosed. GL Education is a UK provider of non-regulated student and school assessment solutions for primary and secondary schools. www.investcorp.com

The Blackstone Group is in talks to acquire a $130 million portfolio of commercial property loans fromSociete Generale, according to the FT. www.blackstone.com

Lubar & Co. and Pouschine Cook Capital Management have acquired Drilltec, a Houston, Texas-based maker of protection products for the oil country tubular goods market, from Hancock Park Associates. No financial terms were disclosed. P&M Corporate Finance managed the process. www.pouschinecook.com

The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack (NYSE: PBY) did not receive any alternative buyout offers during its “go-shop” period. The auto aftermarket company will complete its $1 billion, or $15 per share, take private acquisition by The Gores Group next quarter. www.gores.com

Union Optech, a Chinese provider of optical lenses and sensors, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from WestSummit Capitalwww.union-optech.com

Vista Equity Partners has agreed to acquire British financial software company Misys (LSE: SETS) for £1.3 billion. www.vistaequitypartners.com

BV Investment Partners has acquired a controlling interest in DTT, a Los Angeles–based provider of managed surveillance and business intelligence services to the restaurant and hospitality industries. No financial terms were disclosed.  www.bvlp.com

Extrusion Dies Industries
, a portfolio company of Bertram Capital, has acquired Premier Dies Corp., a Chippewa Falls, Wis.-based designer and manufacturer of slot coating and flat polymer extrusion dies. No financial terms were disclosed. www.extrusiondies.com

The Riverside Company has acquired DentalPlans.com, a Plantation, Fla.-based provider of discount dental plans via an online platform. No financial terms were disclosed. www.dentalplans.com

Vista Equity Partners has acquired Essential Learning LLC, a San Diego–based provider of interactive e-learning solutions for behavioral and community health, substance abuse, corrections, developmental disability and child welfare organizations. No financial terms were disclosed. St. Charles Capital advised Essential Learning on the deal. www.essentiallearning.com

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