Private equity deals

November 6, 2013, 8:49 PM UTC
Fortune

BayBG has acquired a minority stake in Impacore GmbH, a Munich-based provider of corporate performance ratings. No financial terms were disclosed. www.impacore.com

The Blackstone Group is among the bidders for landscaping company Brickman Group Holdings, which is being auctioned off by Leonard Green & Partners for around $1.5 billion, according to Reuters. Others suitors include CVC Capital Partners, KKR and TPG Capital. Barclays and Morgan Stanley are managing the process. www.brickmangroup.com

The Blackstone Group has entered the final round of bidding for Ireland’s state gas company, Bord Gáis Eireann, according to the FT.

Clarion Capital Partners has acquired SQAD, a Tarrytown, N.Y.-based provider of media cost forecasting services. No financial terms were disclosed. www.sqad.com

Headland Private Equity has offered to acquire Kreuz Holdings, a listed Singaporean provider of sub-sea services, for approximately $446 million (11.1% premium over average trading price over the past 6 months). www.kreuzsubsea.com

Horizon Communications, an Irvine, Calif.–based provider of telecom infrastructure and contractor services, has secured an undisclosed amount of private equity funding from Solis Capital Partners.www.horizon-com.com

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. has acquired nearly a 5% stake in semiconductor company Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (Nasdaq: MRVL) and may be considering a leveraged buyout offer, according to Reuters. www.kkr.com

Prospect Brands LLC, a portfolio company of McCarthy Capital, has acquired Duck Head Apparel, a Winder, Ga.-based southern lifestyle apparel brand. No financial terms were disclosed.www.duckhead.com.

Ronnoco Coffee, a St. Louis-based portfolio company of Huron Capital Partners, has acquiredHenderson Coffee Corp., a Muskogee, Okla.-based maker and distributor of coffee and tear products to restaurants, casinos and convenience stores in four states. No financial terms were disclosed.www.ronnoco.com

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