By Dan Primack
April 11, 2012

The Carlyle Group and Sequoia Capital are in separate talks to invest between $40 million and $50 million for a minority stake in JSM Corp., operator of the Indian franchises of Hard Rock Cafe and California Pizza Kitchen, according to Reuters. Other suitors include Premji Invest and New Silk Route.

Comvest Investment Partners has acquired the U.S. fire and security branch operations of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). No financial terms were disclosed, except that the business reports approximately $250 million in annual sales. www.comvest.com

CVC Capital Partners has agreed to acquire certain telecom assets of Hong Kong-based City Telecom Ltd. (HK: 1137) for approximately $644 million. Among the assets is Hong Kong Broadband Network.www.cvc.com

Evans Analytical Group Inc. has acquired two companies that provide regulatory testing for the agrochemical market: PTRL West Inc. (Hercules, Calif.) and PTRL Europe (Germany). No financial terms were disclosed. EAG is a portfolio company of Odyssey Investment Partnerswww.eaglabs.com

H.I.G. Capital has acquired Trinity, a provider of outsourced food service and commissary services to the corrections industry, from Compass Group PLC (LSE: CPG). No financial terms were disclosed.www.higcapital.com

Morgan Stanley Global Private Equity has acquired Access Cash GP, manager of Canada’s second-largest network of automated teller machines. No financial terms were disclosed. www.access-cash.com

Thoma Bravo has agreed to acquire a controlling interest in Network Instruments LLC, a Minnetonka, Minn.–based provider of network and application performance management solutions. No financial terms were disclosed. www.networkinstruments.com

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