Private Equity deals

February 22, 2013, 8:34 PM UTC

Nordic Capital has agreed to acquire Ellos and Jotex from Redcats, the mail order business of France’sPPR SA, at an enterprise value of €275 million. Ellos and Jotex are both Scandinavian brands, focused on the home shopping and décor markets, respectively.

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. has put forth a $3.68 billion buyout offer for Gardner Denver (NYSE: GDI), a Wayne, Penn.-based maker of industrial machinery, according to the FT. The company’s market cap prior to the news was around $3.4 billion, while earlier suitors had included CCMP Capital, Onex Corp. and TPG Capital.

Allegro Funds and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. have offered to purchase Geon Group, a bankrupt provider of print and logistics services in Australia and New Zealand that had been owned by Gresham Private Equity, according to the WSJ. Allegro and KKR are Geon Group

Alvarion Ltd. (Nasdaq: ALVR) has agreed to sell its carrier licensed division to Telrad Networks, an Israel-based provider of transport and VoIP networks for telecom operators. No financial terms were disclosed. Telrad shareholders include Fortissimo CapitalPoalim Ventures and Discount Investment Corp.

Warburg Pincus is interviewing bankers for an IPO of eye-care company Bausch & Lomb Inc., according to Bloomberg. The move comes after Warburg Pincus failed to secure adequate bids for the company, which it had been trying to sell for at least $10 billion.