Private equity deals

Jun 11, 2012

Apax Partners and JMI Equity have agreed to acquire Paradigm Ltd., a provider of software for the oil and gas exploration & production market. The deal is valued at $1 billion. Sellers include Fox Paine & Partners and Galileo Partners.

EQT Partners has agreed to acquire BSN Medical, a German bandage maker, from Montagu Private Equity for approximately €1.8 billion. EQT beat out rival suitors Kimberly Clark (NYSE: KMB), Wendel Investments and a joint bid from BC Partners and CVC Capital Partners.

Centre Partners has acquired Taylor Precision Products Inc., an Oak Brook, Ill.-based provider of consumer and foodservice precision measurement products, from Homedics Inc. No financial terms were disclosed.

OMERS Private Equity has agreed to acquire Lifeways, a British provider of supported living services for adults with learning disabilities, from August Equity. No financial terms were disclosed.

H.I.G. Capital has agreed to acquire packaged ice company Arctic Glacier Income Fund (CNSE: AG), which filed for bankruptcy earlier this year. No financial terms were disclosed. There had been reports that Reddy Ice Holdings had been preparing to make an offer financed by Centerbridge Partners.

Milestone Partners has acquired Southern Management Corp., a consumer finance company with 244 branches in the Southeastern U.S. No pricing terms were disclosed. Wells Fargo provided a senior credit facility.

Nice Entertainment Group, a Finland-based television production company sponsored by CapMan, has acquired Norwegian event management company Playroom AS. No financial terms were disclosed.

Permira has agreed to acquire Intelligrated, a Mason, Ohio–based provider of automated material handling solutions, services and products. The deal was valued “in excess of $500 million.” Sellers include Gryphon Investors and Tudor Growth Equity.

Shamrock Capital Advisors has agreed to acquire MarketCast, a Los Angeles–based provider of research services for the entertainment industry, from a unit of Reed Elsevier Group PLC. No financial terms were disclosed.

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