Private equity deals

September 12, 2013, 5:39 PM UTC

3i Group has offered to acquire the 50% of European ferry operator Scandlines from Allianz Capital Partners. The offer would be valued north of the € .3 billion that TPG Capital has offered for the entire company.

Black Diamond Capital Management
 has acquired TFL, a German provider of specialty chemicals for the leather industry, from Odewald & Compagnie. No financial terms were disclosed.

Corridor Capital has acquired a majority stake in Innovative Office Products LLC, an Easton, Penn.-based maker of ergonomic mounting solutions. No financial terms were

E4 Health
, a Dallas-based provider of employee assistance programs and behavioral health risk management programs, has acquired PRI, a St. Louis-based provider of employee assistance programs, managed mental health services and university student coaching and counseling services. No financial terms were disclosed. E4 Health is a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries andMansa

Equistone Partners
 has acquired a majority stake in Whitworths, a British provider of dried fruit, nut and seed products, at an enterprise value of £90 million.

H2 Equity Partners
 has agreed to acquire the UK profiles business of Belgian chemicals companyTessenderlo. No financial terms were disclosed.

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and Sycamore Partners are considering a joint bid for fashion company Jones Group (NYSE: JNY), according to the WSJ. Jones Group hired Citigroup back in July to explore a possible sale. It has a current market cap of $1.2 billion.

Propel Equity Partners has acquired the ZOOB construction toy line from Infinitoy Inc. No financial terms were disclosed. The business will join Propel’s existing children’s brand platform Poof-Alex Holdings, which also includes Slinky.

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