The Carlyle Group has agreed to acquire stock imagery company Getty Images Inc. from Hellman & Friedman for $3.3 billion. Hellman & Friedman had acquired Getty for around $2.4 billion in 2008.
Lloyds Banking Group has agreed to sell its portfolio of private equity interests to Coller Capital for approximately £1.03 billion. Included is approximately £220 million of unfunded commitments. www.collercapital.com
First Reserve Corp. is in exclusive talks to buy Houston, Texas-based chemicals company TPC Group (Nasdaq: TPCG), according to Bloomberg. The deal could be valued at more than $600 million (not including debt). www.tpcgrp.com
The Carlyle Group has acquired a 13.5% stake in private Chinese healthcare provider Meinian Onehealth Healthcare Group Co Ltd. No financial terms were disclosed. www.carlyle.com
LeadingResponse, a Tampa, Fla.-based lead generation and customer acquisition company owned by Huron Capital Partners, has acquired IM Solutions LLC, a Dallas-based provider of online lead generation services to legal professionals. No pricing terms were disclosed for the deal, which included financing from Madison Capital and Midwest Mezzanine. www.responsemail.com
Swander Pace Capital has agreed to acquire Physicians Formula Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: FACE), an Azusa, Calif.-based cosmetics and skin care company. The deal is valued at approximately $65 million, or $4.25 per share (15% premium to yesterday’s closing stock price). The Blackstone Group advised FACE on the deal. www.spcap.com
Warburg Pincus and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan have committed upwards of $300 million to form Hawkwood Energy LLC, a new upstream oil and gas company focused on basins in the Rockies and Midcontinent. Hawkwood will be led by Patrick Oenbring , a former executive with ConocoPhillips, Occidental Petroleum and Harvest Natural Resources. www.hawkwoodenergy.com
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