By Dan Primack
August 16, 2013

L’Oreal SA (Paris: OREP) has offered to acquire Magic Holdings International Ltd. (HK: 1633), a Chinese maker of facial masks, for approximately $840 million.

Josh Harris and David Blitzer have purchased the New Jersey Devils professional hockey franchise. The pair also own the Philadelphia 76ers and are private equity executives with Apollo Global Management and The Blackstone Group, respectively. Read more.

Temasek has sold its 4% stake in Cheniere Energy (AMX: LNG), a Houston-based liquefied natural gas terminal and marketing business, at a total value of $257 million.

Leonard Green & Partners is looking to sell Brickman Group Holdings Inc., a Gaithersburg, Md.-based commercial landscaping company, according to Reuters. Barclays and Morgan Stanley are managing the process, which is designed to generate upwards of $1.5 billion. Leonard Green bought Brickman from CIVC Partners in November 2006 for $847 million.

Telediffusion de France, a French TV distribution company, received multiple bids for its domestic business – but all were below the €4 billion TDF was seeking, according to Reuters. It is unclear what the company will do, since the €4 billion price was set in order to enable TDF to repay existing debts. TDF is owned by AXA Private Equity, Charterhouse Capital Partners, FSI and TPG Capital.

Ophthotech Corp., a Princeton, N.J.-based developer of therapies for wet and dry age-related macular degeneration, has filed for an $85 million IPO. It plans to trade on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol OPHT, with Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan serving as lead underwriters. The company has raised more than $200 million in VC funding, from firms like Novo AS (28.65% pre-IPO stake), SV Life Sciences (26.8%), HBM Healthcare Investments (15.21%) and Clarus Ventures (13.57%)

Sophiris Bio Inc., a La Jolla, Calif.-based developer of drugs for the treatment of urological diseases, raised $65 million in its IPO. The company priced 13 million shares at $5 per share, compared to prior plans to price 5 million shares at $13 a piece. It will trade on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol SPHS, while Citigroup and Leerink Swann served as lead underwriters. Shareholders include Warburg Pincus (52.3% ownership stake) and BC Advantage Funds (11.5%).

Springleaf Holdings Inc., an Evansville, Ind.-based consumer finance company owned by Fortress Investments, has filed for a $50 million IPO. It plans to trade on the

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