Private equity deals

November 4, 2013, 9:34 PM UTC

Antelope Oil Tool & Manufacturing Co., a portfolio company of Intervale Capital, has acquired WearSox, a Houston, Texas-based developer of thermal spray-on casing centralizers, stop-collars and stabilizers for deep water and other oil and gas applications. No financial terms were

The Blackstone Group has agreed to acquire a 40% stake in Chinese shopping mall developer SCPfor approximately $400 million, according to Bloomberg.

The Crown Group, a Warren, Mich.-based portfolio company of High Road Capital Partners, has acquired Electra-Finish Inc., an Asheboro, N.C.–based provider of plastic coating services to the automotive, agricultural, heavy truck and other industrial end markets. No financial terms were disclosed.

Francisco Partners has completed its $52 million acquisition of McKesson Automation, a provider of pharmacy automation solutions for hospitals and health systems, from McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK). The company has been renamed

Thoma Bravo has completed its previously-announced acquisition of Empirix Inc., a Billerica, Mass.-based provider of network testing, monitoring and analytics solutions. No financial terms were disclosed. Empirix had raised VC funding from such firms as Matrix Partners and Tenaya

Wellspring Capital Management has acquired Swift Worldwide Resources, a global supplier of skilled manpower resources to the global oil and gas industry, from Gresham Private Equity. No financial terms were disclosed for the deal, which included participation from Swift Worldwide management.

Velti PLC (Nasdaq: VELT) has agreed to sell its mobile marketing businesses in the U.S., UK and India to GSO Capital Partners, and also has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to find buyers for the rest of its assets. Also included in the sale agreement are certain U.S.-based advertising businesses, with GSO committing to provide $10 million to support operations included in the proposed sale (as part of a larger $25 million debtor-in-possession financing).

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