Private equity deals

July 6, 2012, 5:19 PM UTC

The Carlyle Group is in pole position to buy TCW Group, the Los Angeles-based asset management arm of Societe Generale, according to Reuters. The deal could be worth around $700 million.

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. has agreed to acquire WMF AG, a listed German maker of tableware and kitchenware products. The deal includes a €587 million, or €47 per share, purchase of a 52% voting stake from Crystal Capital (managed by Capvis). KKR also would offer the same price to remaining shareholders, which represents a 24% premium over yesterday’s closing price.

AXA Private Equity has agreed to acquire a 45% stake in Arkadin, a French provider of collaboration services like videoconferencing and virtual events. No financial terms were disclosed. Sellers include Apax Partners, Altamir Amboise, Innovation Capital and UFG-Siparex.

Groupe Moreau Inc., a Canadian industrial contractor focused on the mining sector, has raised an undisclosed amount of private equity funding from Wynnchurch Capital and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.

Renaissance Acquisition Holdings, a portfolio company of RoundTable Healthcare Partners, has acquired DPT Laboratories, a San Antonio, Texas–based contract development and manufacturing organization for semi-solids and liquids. No financial terms were disclosed.

Sign up for Dan’s daily email newsletter on deals and deal-makers: