By Dan Primack
September 30, 2013

Arle Capital Partners has agreed to sell Qioptiq, a European maker of products and solutions, toExcelitas Technologies Corp., a portfolio company of Veritas Capital. No financial terms were disclosed.

Wolseley Private Equity has sold its stake in Australian magazine publisher NextMedia to Germany-based Forum Media Group for an undisclosed amount.

Nirvanix Inc., a San Diego-based provider of enterprise-class cloud storage services, announced that it is shutting down. The company had raised around $70 million in VC funding from Khosla Ventures, Valhalla Partners, Intel Capital, Mission Ventures and Windward Ventures.

Charm Communications (Nasdaq: CHRM), a Chinese advertising company, has received a $183 million buyout offer from founder and CEO He Dang. The $4.70 per share offer represents a 17% premium to Friday’s closing price., a Chinese online marketplace for local merchants and consumers, has filed for a $150 million IPO. It plans to trade on the NYSE under ticker symbol WUBA, with Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and Citigroup serving as lead underwriters. The company reports $285,000 in net income on $55 million in revenue for the first half of 2013, compared to a $19 million net loss on $34 million in revenue for the year-earlier period. Shareholders include Warburg Pincus (25.8% pre-IPO stake), SAIF Partners (20.5%) and DCM (16.6%).

King, a British game publisher known for Candy Crush Saga, has confidentially filed IPO registration documents, according to the NY Times. Lead underwriters are BoA Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse and JPMorgan Chase. Shareholders include Apax Partners and Index Ventures.

Relypsa Inc., a Redwood City, Calif.-based developer of non-absorbed polymeric drugs, has filed for a $126.5 million IPO. It plans to trade on the Nasdaq, with Morgan Stanley and BoA Merrill Lynch serving as lead underwriters. The pre-revenue company has raised over $180 million in VC funding from OrbiMed Advisors (43.3% pre-IPO stake), 5AM Ventures (22.3%), Delphi Ventures (11.8%), New Leaf Ventures (10.4%), Sprout Capital (9.7%) and Sibling Capital (5.3%).

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