Private equity deals

August 14, 2012, 6:17 PM UTC

Actian Corp., a data management solutions company owned by Garnett & Helfrich Capital, has offered to acquire Pervasive Software Inc. (Nasdaq: PVSW) for approximately $154 million in cash, or $8.50 per share (30% premium to last Friday’s closing price).

Advent International is in talks to acquire a majority stake in German retailer Douglas Holding AG, according to Reuters.

Camden Partners has agreed to acquire New Horizons Worldwide Inc. (OTC BB: NWRZ), a Conshohocken, Penn–based IT training company, for approximately $56 million.

FountainVest Partners
has offered to acquire LJ International Inc. (Nasdaq: JADE), a Hong Kong–based colored gemstone and diamond jeweler, for approximately $63.36 million ($2 per share). Jade chairman and CEO Yu Chuan Yih is participating alongside FountainVest.

, an optometrist practice network owned by The Riverside Co., has raised an undisclosed amount of senior debt and equity from MCG Capital Corp. (Nasdaq: MCGC).

Riverstone Holdings
has acquired certain assets located in the Permian Basin of West Texas from Meritage Energy Company LLC, including 15,000 net acres with current production of approximately 1,900 barrels of oil equivalent per day. No financial terms were disclosed. The assets will be folded into a new platform called Three Rivers Natural Resource Holdings II.

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