Private equity deals

May 3, 2012, 4:38 PM UTC

Flexpoint Ford has agreed to acquire GeoVera Insurance Group Holdings Ltd., a Fairfield, Calif.-based provider of specialty residential property insurance, from Friedman Fleischer & Lowe and Hellman & Friedman. No financial terms were disclosed.

Francisco Partners has agreed to acquire British enterprise software company Kewill (LSE: KWL) for around £89.5 million, according to the FT.

HgCapital has acquired Qundis Group, a German provider of submetering devices and systems for consumption-dependent billing of heat and water, from Capcellence. No financial terms were disclosed.

Montagu Private Equity has agreed to acquire CAP, a UK-based provider of vehicle valuation data and related information for the auto market, from Top Right Group (f.k.a. Emap International). No financial terms were disclosed.

Silver Lake Partners has acquired a 31% equity interest in William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, a Los Angeles-based entertainment agency led by Ari Emanuel. No financial terms were disclosed.

Silver Lake Partners last year held talks with Research In Motion Ltd. (Nasdaq: RIMM) about a take-private transaction, according to Bloomberg. The talks took place before Thorsten Heins took over as CEO this past January.

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