Private equity deals

October 18, 2012, 5:56 PM UTC

Blue Point Capital Partners has acquired Smith-Cooper International LLC, a Commerce, Calif.–based maker of pipes, valves and fittings, from ZS Fund. No financial terms were disclosed.www.smithcooper.com

The Carlyle Group has completed its previously-announced $3.3 billion purchase of stock imagery company Getty Images from Hellman & Friedmanwww.carlyle.com

Gridiron Capital
 has acquired Performance Health and Wellness Holdings Inc., an Akron, Ohio-based maker of branded rehabilitation and wellness products, from Cortec Group. No pricing terms were disclosed. Maranon Capital led a syndicate that provided mezzanine debt and an equity co-investment.www.gridironcapital.com

The Jordan Company
 has agreed to acquire Sequa Automotive Group from The Carlyle Group for $400 million, according to Bloomberg. The deal would include a $275 million leveraged loan to be syndicated by Barclays and RBC Capital Markers. Sequa Automotive Group is the auto unit of industrial manufacturer Sequa Corp., which Carlyle took private for $2.7 billion in 2007. www.carlyle.com

IK Investment Partners has agreed to acquire a 78.4% stake in Belgian drugmaker Vemedia, for approximately €140 million. www.vemediapharma.com

Onex Corp.
 has completed its previously announced $813 million acquisition of SGS International Inc., a Louisville, Ky.-based graphics services to the consumer products packaging market, from Court Square Capital Partners. www.sgsintl.com

WL Ross & Co. has completed its previously-announced acquisition of 4.4 million common shares ofNavigator Holdings Ltd. from Lehman Brothers for $110 million, through a deal approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. WL Ross previously acquired 3.5 shares of Navigator, a provider of seaborne transportation services in the liquified petroleum gas sector, and now holds a 50% position in the company. www.wlross.com

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