Private Equity deals

December 2, 2011, 7:57 PM UTC

CVC Capital Partners is in talks with Providence Equity Partners for a deal that would merge CVC portfolio company Sunrise with Orange Switzerland, were Providence to beat out other firms in the Orange Switzerland auction. Reuters was first to report the news. Others bidding against Providence for Orange Switzerland – being sold by France Telecom for around $2 billion — include Apax Partners, EQT Partners, Doughty Hanson, Liberty Global and Egypt’s Naguib Sawiris.

Falconhead Capital has acquired a control stake in Rita’s Water Ice Franchise Co., a Trevose, Penn.-based provider of Italian ice treats. No financial terms were disclosed. Thomas Christopoul, an operating partner with Falconhead, has been named chairman and interim CEO.

Harvest Partners has acquired Document Technologies Inc., an Atlanta-based provider of outsourced litigation support services, from Quad-C Partners. No financial terms were disclosed.

Moelis Capital Partners has acquired Flightstar Aircraft Services, a Jacksonville, Fla.–based provider of maintenance, repair and modification services to operators of transport category aircraft. No financial terms were disclosed.

Tasti D-Lite, a portfolio company of Snow Phipps Group, has acquired Planet Smoothie LLC, a franchiser of more than 100 smoothies and all-natural snack stores in Georgia and Florida. No financial terms were disclosed.

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