By Dan Primack
October 16, 2012

Macquarie Group and Orix Corp. are the leading bidders for Robeco, the asset management arm of Dutch bank Rabobank, according to Reuters. The deal is expected to be valued at more than €2 billion. The auction process still includes involvement by AMG Inc./Permira and CVC Capital Partners/Advent International.

Accel-KKR has acquired a majority stake in Accellos Inc., a Colorado Springs, Colo–based provider of supply chain execution software for small and mid-sized businesses. No financial terms were disclosed. Sellers include Centennial Ventures, Monitor Clipper Partners, Murphree Venture Partners and Roynat Capital.

Apax Partners is in talks to acquire a 25% stake in Brazilian furniture and clothing retailer Leader Participacoes SA from BTG Pactual Participations, according to Bloomberg. The deal would be valued at approximately $172 million.

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners has acquired Senior Helpers, a Timonium, Md.-based franchisor of more than 270 private pay, professional in-home care for elderly individuals. No financial terms were disclosed.

Mid Europa Partners has agreed to acquire Alpha Medical, a medical lab diagnostics company focused on Turkey and Central Europe, from Penta Investments. No financial terms were disclosed.

Permira has hired bankers to transact a €250 million dividend recap for portfolio company Iglo, maker of Birds eye frozen foods, according to Reuters. The deal would pay Permira €319 million, inclusive of both the new debt and the use of some cash on Iglo’s balance sheet.

Stone Arch Capital has recapitalized portfolio company Asset Marketing Services, a Burnsville, Minn.–based multi-channel direct marketer of collectible coins and branded jewelry and watches. No financial terms were disclosed for the transaction, which was managed by Harris Williams & Co.

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