Forstmann Little & Co. has narrowed down the bidders for talent agency IMG Worldwide, according to Bloomberg. A joint bid from TPG Capital and Creative Artists Agency was knocked out, leaving offers from The Carlyle Group, CVC Capital Partners, KKR and Silver Lake/William Morris Endeavor. The deal could be valued at around $2.5 billion.
AssuredPartners, a Lake Mary, Fla.-based insurance company acquisition platform, has acquiredLee F. Murphy Inc., a St. Paul, Minn.-based insurance agency with annual revenue of around $8 million. No financial terms were disclosed. AssuredPartners is a portfolio company of GTCR.www.assuredptr.com
Caledonia Investments has acquired Park Holidays UK, Britain’s fourth-largest operator of static caravan parks, from Graphite Capital for £172 million. Graphite originally acquired Park Holidays UK in early 2006 for £130 million. www.parkholidays.com
Fine Industries Ltd., a British manufacturer of fine chemicals for the agricultural, pharma and specialty chemicals markets, has raised £25.5 million in equity funding from NorthEdge Capital.www.fineindustries.co.uk
Tyco International (NYSE: TYC) hired Morgan Stanley to find a buyer for its South Korean unit, according to the WSJ. Possible bidders include MDK Partners, The Carlyle Group and CVC Capital Partners. www.tyco.com
U.S. Pipe, a portfolio company of Wynnchurch Capital and Comvest Partners, has acquired Fab Pipe Inc., a fabricator and distributor of ductile iron pipe, fittings and related products. No financial terms were disclosed. www.uspipe.com
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