Private equity deals

October 15, 2013, 7:07 PM UTC

AEA Investors is in “advanced talks” to acquire the water technologies unit of Siemens AG for approximately $800 million, according to Reuters.

Affymetrix Inc.
 (Nasdaq: AFFX) has sold Anatrace, a Maumee, Ohio-based maker of high-purity detergents and synthetic lipids for use in membrane protein studies, to private equity firmStoneCalibre. No financial terms were disclosed.

Centre Partners has agreed to acquire seafood quick service restaurant chain Captain D’s from Sun Capital Partners for an undisclosed amount.

Cinven Group
 and CVC Capital Partners are among several suitors for German cable company Tele Columbus GmbH, which is expected to be valued at around €600 million, according to the

Emulex Corp.
 (NYSE: ELX), a Costa Mesa, Calif.-based chipmaker, has held preliminary buyout talks with several private equity firms, according to Reuters. Potential suitors include Francisco Partners, Thoma Bravo and Thomas H. Lee Partners.

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
 is leading a $300 million convertible preferred equity round into existing portfolio company First Data Corp., in order to help the company restructure its

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. 
has agreed to acquire SBB/Telemach Group, a pay-TV and broadband operator in Southeast Europe, from Mid Europa Partners. No financial terms were disclosed.

MedPlast Inc.
, a Tempe, Ariz.-based portfolio company of Baird Capital, has acquired Orthoplastics Ltd., a British manufacturer of ultra-high-molecular-weight-polyethylene for the global orthopedic implant market. No financial terms were disclosed. Equity co-investors were JZ Capital Partners andRiver Cities Capital

Tectum Holdings Inc.
, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based maker of tonneau covers, bed liners and related truck accessories, has acquired Applied Products Inc., a Grand Forks, N.D.-based maker of retractable truck bed covers. No financial terms were disclosed. Tectum Holdings is a portfolio company of Kinderhook

Triton Private Equity is in “advanced talks” to acquire Siemens AG’s postal automation and baggage-handling division unit, according to Reuters. Earlier suitor Sun Capital Partners has dropped out of the process, which is expected to garner an enterprise value of between €150 million and €200 million.

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