September 18, 2012, 6:27 PM UTC

Dole Foods Co. (NYSE: DOLE) has agreed to sell its worldwide packaged foods and Asia fresh produce businesses to Japan’s ITOCHU Corp. for $1.685 billion in cash. www.dole.com

Google has agreed to acquire Nik Software, an Israeli digital photo software company . No financial terms were disclosed. www.google.com

Learning Tree International Inc.
 (Nasdaq: LTRE) has received a buyout offer from company CEO David Collins and his wife. The deal would value the education company at $69.2 million, or $5.25 per share (22% premium to Friday’s closing price). www.learningtreet.com

Lenovo (Hong Kong: 992) has acquired Stoneware Inc., a Carmel, Ind.-based provider of cloud computing solutions. No financial terms were disclosed. www.stone-ware.com

Apax Partners has received several private equity bids for British blood and vaccine supply courierMarken, according to a local press report. Apax acquired the company in 2009 for around £975 million (£600 million in equity), but now is expected to sell at a significant loss after Marken breached debt covenants in late 2011. Morgan Stanley is managing the process. www.marken.com

iRobot Corp. (Nasdaq: IRBT) has agreed to acquire Evolution Robotics Inc., a Pasadena, Calif.-based maker of automatic floor-cleaning robots. The deal is valued at $74 million in cash. Evolution backers include CMEA Ventures, Vodafone and Idealab. www.irobot.com

Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL) has agreed to acquire SelectMinds, a New York-based provider of cloud-based social talent sourcing and corporate alumni management applications. No financial terms were disclosed. SelectMinds shareholders include Bessemer Venture Partners. www.oracle.com

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