Mergers & acquisitions

March 8, 2013, 8:38 PM UTC

Bharti Airtel Ltd. (BSE: 532454) of India is seeking to sell up to a quarter of its satellite TV services unit, according to Reuters. It would be seeking just north of $1 billion, and has held talks with both private equity firms and Liberty Global.

Gafisa SA
, a listed Brazilian homebuilder, is in talks to sell its Alphaville Urbanismo unit for more than $900 million, according to local news reports. Suitors reportedly include Hemisfério Sul Investimentos and Sam Zell’s Equity International.

Omega Protein Corp. (NYSE: OME) has acquired Wisconsin Specialty Protein LLC, a Madison, Wisc.–based manufacturer of specialty whey protein products. No financial terms were

Bridgepoint has retained Morgan Stanley to explore its exit options for Finland-based healthcare services company Terveystalo, according to Reuters. Bridgepoint acquired Terveystalo in 2009 for €308 million.

HCI Equity Partners has sold Total Quality Inc., a Grand Haven, Mich.–based maker of temperature-controlled transportation and logistics services for the pharma and life sciences market, to Forward Air Corp. (Nasdaq: FWRD). No financial terms were disclosed. The process was managed by Harris Williams & Co.

JDSU (Nasdaq: JDSU) has acquired Arieso, a UK-based provider of location-aware networking software for mobile carriers. The deal was valued at $85 million in cash. Arieso had raised VC funding from Carbon Trust, Oxford Capital Partners, Add Partners and Qualcomm Ventures.

NGP Energy Technology Partners has sold Managed Pressure Operations International Ltd., a global oilfield services company, to Aker Solutions (Oslo: AKSO) for an undisclosed amount. Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. managed the process.

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