Private equity deals

September 9, 2013, 6:59 PM UTC

Ares Management and Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board are nearing an agreement to buy upscale retailer Neiman Marcus for approximately $6 billion, according to multiple media reports. Neiman Marcus currently is in registration for an IPO, but its owners – led by TPG Capital and Warburg Pincus – also have been running a parallel M&A process.

The Carlyle Group has agreed to acquire the Red Oak power generation facility in Sayreville, New Jersey, plus five other power plants in California. The transactions were done via Cogentrix, a North American power generation group Carlyle acquired late last year. No financial terms were disclosed.

CHAMP Private Equity and Headland Capital Partners have offered to acquire Miclyn Express Offshore (ASX: MIO), an Australia-based provider of service vehicles to the offshore oil and gas industry, for A$2.20 per share (12.82% premium). The two firms already hold nearly a 75.2% stake.

Odyssey Investment Partners has hired Jefferies Group to find a buyer for One Call Care Management, a Parsippany, N.J.-based medical cost containment services company, according to Reuters. The deal could be valued at more than $1.5 billion, with suitors including The Carlyle Group, Apax Partners, Advent International, Berkshire Partners, General Atlantic and Hellman & Friedman.

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