By Dan Primack
August 19, 2013

CVC Capital Partners has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Skrill Group, a London-based provider of online payment solutions for consumers and businesses, from Investcorp for €600 million. Investcorp invested a total of $88 million into Skrill Group, including an original investment in late 2007. Over that time the company’s EBITDA increased from €3.7 million to €50 million.

Ares Management has expressed interest in acquiring upscale retailer Neiman Marcus, according to Bloomberg. Neiman Marcus currently is in registration for an IPO, but its owners – led by TPG Capital and Warburg Pincus – are known to be running a parallel M&A process.

Ares Management and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan have agreed to acquire CPG International Inc. from AEA Investors for approximately $1.5 billion (including the assumption of around $500 million in debt), according to the WSJ. CPG is a Scranton, Penn.-based building materials company.

Authentic Brands Group, a New York-based portfolio company of Leonard Green and Partners, has acquired Spyder Active Sports, a Boulder, Colo.-based maker of outdoor ski and snow apparel, from Apax Partners. No financial terms were disclosed.

The Blackstone Group is in talks to acquire a minority stake in Rothesay Life, a British pension insurance business owned by Goldman Sachs, according to the FT.

The Blackstone Group has agreed to acquire Hong Kong-based construction firm Tysan Holdings Ltd. (Hong Kong: 687) for US$322.6 million, or HK$2.86 per share (10% premium to previous closing price).

Hellman & Friedman has acquired a minority stake in CarProof, a Canadian provider of vehicle history reports. No financial terms were disclosed. Jefferies LLC advised CarProof on the

HgCapital has acquired E-conomic, a Copenhagen-based SaaS accounting company for SMEs. No financial terms were disclosed.

Highlander Partners has acquired Juice Tyme Inc., a Chicago–based maker of bag-in-box juice and beverage concentrates for use in foodservice dispensing machines, from Encore Consumer Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. Piper Jaffray & Co. advised Juice Tyme on the

Marlin Equity Partners has acquired WorkOasis, an Atlanta -based provider of SaaS work order, vendor and maintenance management software. No financial terms were disclosed for the deal, which results in WorkOasis being merged with existing Marlin portfolio company

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