May 18, 2012, 5:29 PM UTC

Beacon Roofing Supply Inc. (Nasdaq: BECN) has agreed to acquire Pennsylvania rival Cassady Pierce Co. for an undisclosed amount. www.cassadypierce.com

The Carlyle Group is in talks to sell its stake in Taiwan’s Ta Chong Bank to Yuanta Financial for up to $1.25 billion, according to Reuters. www.carlyle.com


Pacific Equity Partners has hired Goldman Sachs to manage a sale process for Link Group, an Australian share registry business that could be worth upwards of A$1.4 billion (including debt), according to Reuters. www.pep.com.au


Spire Capital Partners has sold Certiport, an American Fork, Utah-based provider of certification exams and practice tests of IT and digital literacy skills, to Pearson PLC (LSE: PSON). The deal was valued at $140 million in cash. www.certiport.com

Glendon Group Inc. has agreed to acquire BIDZ Inc. (Nasdaq: BIDZ), an online jewelry retailer, for around $14.3 million, or $0.78 per share. www.bidz.com

Nucor Corp. (NYSE: NUE) has agreed to acquire Skyline Steel, a Parsippany, N.J.-based steel foundation company, from ArcelorMittal for approximately $605 million. www.skylinesteel.com