Private equity deals

July 30, 2012, 6:11 PM UTC

Aviva PLC (LSE: AV) has received multiple unsolicited buyout approaches for its U.S. unit, according to the Sunday Telegraph. The bids come from private equity and other financial buyers, and are believed to value Aviva USA at more than $1.5 billion. Aviva, the UK’s second-largest insurance company, is expected to retain Goldman Sachs to advise on the situation.

The Carlyle GroupCVC Capital Partners and TPG Capital are considering making final bids for Getty Images, a Seattle-based provider of media content, according to Reuters. The bids could value Getty at upwards of $4 billion. Current Getty owner Hellman & Friedman acquired the company in 2008 for approximately $2.4 billion.

H.I.G. Capital has completed its previously-announced acquisition of packaged ice company Arctic Glacier Income Fund (CNSE: AG), which filed for bankruptcy earlier this year. No financial terms were

Lexington Precision Corp., a North Canton, Ohio–based portfolio company of Industrial Growth Partners, has acquired Quality Synthetic Rubber Inc., a Twinsburg, Ohio–based provider of custom molded synthetic rubber components, from Blue Point Capital Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. Harris Williams & Co. managed the process for QSR.

Thompson Street Capital Partners has acquired Receivables Management Partners, a Greensburg, Ind.–based provider of healthcare accounts receivable management services, from LaSalle Capital Group. No financial terms were disclosed. Harris Williams & Co. managed the process.

Mercapital has agreed to acquire a 70% stake in Brazilian steakhouse chain Rubaiyat, according to a local press report. The deal is valued at around €46 million.

Thomas H. Lee Partners has completed its previously announced acquisition of party supplies retailerParty City Holdings Inc., via a $2.69 billion recapitalization. Existing Party City shareholders Advent InternationalBerkshire Partners and Weston Presidio continue to hold minority stakes in the company. In related news, Party City has withdrawn registration for a $350 million IPO (originally filed in April 2011)

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