M&A

October 5, 2012, 6:20 PM UTC

The Carlyle Group is looking to sell its 3.7% stake in Indian mortgage lender Housing Development Finance Corp. (BSE: 500010) for upwards of $861 million, according to Reuters. www.carlyle.com

CVC Capital Partners
is considering a share sale process for Indonesian retailer PT Matahari Department Store, according to the WSJ.

Given Imaging Ltd.
(Nasdaq: GIVN) has acquired the assets of SmartPill Corp., a Buffalo, N.Y.-based maker of ingestible capsules that uses sensor technology to measure pH, pressure and temperature in the GI tract. The deal is valued at $6 million. SmartPill had raised VC funding from firms like Health Evolution Partners, High Peaks Capital Partners, Kimberly-Clark, Oxford Bioscience Partners, Psilos Group and Paulding Ventures. www.smartpillcorp.com

Mayne Pharma Group Ltd. (NYSE: MYX) has agreed to acquire Metrics Inc., a Greenville, N.C.-based provider of contract development services to the pharmaceutical industry. The deal is valued at $120 million, including a $105 million up-front payment. www.metricsinc.com

The Sterling Group has agreed to sell Velcon Filters LLC, a Colorado Springs, Colo.-based maker of filtration equipment and replacement cartridges for the aviation, industrial fuel and industrial process filtration markets. The buyer was Parker Hannifin Corp. (NYSE: PH). No financial terms were disclosed, except that Velcon reported sales of $115 million for the year ending August 31, 2012. www.parker.com

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