Private equity deals

September 6, 2012, 7:01 PM UTC

Baker & Taylor, a portfolio company of Castle Harlan, has acquired certain assets of Book Wholesalers Inc., a McHenry, Ill.-based book vendor, from Follett Corp. No financial terms were

Baird Capital Partners has acquired PC Helps Support LLC, a Bala Cynwood, Penn.–based provider of desktop and mobile software application support services and productivity training, from GI Partners. No financial terms were disclosed.

Bain Capital has matched TPG Capital’s $700 million, or A$1.45 per share, buyout offer for Australian surfwear brand Billabong International (ASX: BBG).

The Blackstone Group has agreed to acquire GCA Services Group Inc., a Cleveland–based facility services company, from Nautic Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. Other selling shareholders include Liberty Capital Partners, Meridian Venture Partners, NewSpring Capital and

Net Health Systems, a Pittsburgh-based provider of clinical information systems for the wound care space, has acquired Wound Care Strategies Inc., a developer of electronic medical records software for wound care providers. No financial terms were disclosed. Net Health recently raised private equity funding fromSpectrum Equity

Partners Group and Avista Capital have acquired Strategic Partners Inc., a Chatsworth, Calif.-based maker of medical uniforms, medical footwear and school uniforms. No financial terms were disclosed. Sellers include North Cove Partners.

Physicians Formula Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: FACE), an Azusa, Calif.-based cosmetics and skin care company, has received a $67.2 million, or $4.90 per share, buyout offer from an unnamed party. The company had agreed last month to be acquired for $4.25 per share by Swander Pace

Wasserstein & Co. has acquired High Pressure Equipment Co., an Erie, Penn.–based manufacturer of specialty valves for high-pressure applications. No financial terms were disclosed.

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