Deals of the Day

November 19, 2013, 8:36 PM UTC

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Compass-EOS, an Israel-based developer of electro-optical systems, has raised $42 million in new VC funding. Rusano and an unidentified U.S. private equity firm were joined by return backers Comcast Ventures, Cisco, Pitango Venture Capital, Benchmark Capital, Northbridge Venture Partners and Marker LLC.

Aria Systems, a San Francisco-based provider of cloud-based recurring revenue management solutions, has raised $40 million in fourth-round funding. Bain Capital Ventures led the round, and was joined by VMWare and return backers Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Interwest Partners, Tugboat Ventures and Venrock.

Hightail (f.k.a. YouSendIt), a Campbell, Calif.-based file-sharing service, has raised $34 million in Series E funding. Western Digital Capital led the round, and was joined by Accolade Partners and return backers Alloy Ventures, Sevin Rosen, Emergence Capital, Adams Street Partners and Sigma Partners.

Signpost, a New York-based cloud platform for digital and mobile marketing, has raised $10 million in Series B funding. Backers include OpenView Venture PartnersSpark Capital and Scout

August, a San Francisco-based home automation company that has developed a smartphone-enabled door lock, has raised $8 million in Series A funding. Maveron led the round, and was joined by Cowboy Ventures, Industry Ventures, Rho Ventures and SoftTech VC. .

 (f.k.a. Social Compass), a Dallas-based enterprise solution for social media marketing, has raised $7 million in Series B funding from existing shareholder Hadron Global

Index, a San Francisco-based retail personalization and analytics company launched by the original Google Wallet team, has raised $7 million in Series A funding. Backers include Innovation Endeavors, Khosla Ventures, AIMCo and 819 Capital.

, a French on-demand black car service, has raised €5 million in Series B funding from undisclosed backers.

Kabbee, a London-based price comparison service for minicabs, has raised £3.8 million in Series A funding. Octopus Investments led the round, and was joined by Simon Nixon (founder of

LightSail Education, a provider of K-12 digital literacy solutions, has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding. Viceroy Ventures led the round, and was joined by Gotham Capital and individual angels.


HighPoint Capital, an Australian private equity firm, has acquired a minority stake in Brand New Media Pty Ltd. (BNM), a Sydney-based digital channel owner and operator. No financial terms were disclosed.

J.C. Flowers & Co. has acquired an 80% stake in Italian life and health insurer Eurovita Assicurazioni for €47 million. Sellers include Banco Popolare and Aviva

JLL Partners and Royal DSM (Amsterdam: DSM) have agreed to form a new pharma contract development and manufacturing company, via an acquisition of Patheon Inc. (TSX: PTI) and its merger with DSM’s pharmaceutical products group. The Patheon buyout would be valued at US$1.95 billion, or $9.32 per share. JLL, which is Patheon’s controlling shareholder, would have a 51% stake in The new company, which is expected to generate around $2 billion in annual revenue.

Palm Beach Capital has acquired a 60% stake in CTS Engines LLC, a Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-based jet engine MRO provider, from Neff Capital Management (which will retain 40%). No financial terms were disclosed.

REVA Air Ambulance, a portfolio company of The Beekman Group, has acquired American Care Air Ambulance, a fixed-wing air ambulance provider with operations in San Diego and Spokane, Wash.

Thoma Bravo has invested an undisclosed amount into Chicago-based investment management firmSegall Bryant & Hamill. Sellers include Dougherty Financial

Urgent Care of Connecticut, the largest network of urgent care centers in Connecticut, has secured an undisclosed amount of growth equity funding from Pulse Equity Partners and PineBridge


American Capital Ltd. has agreed to sell DelStar Technologies Inc., a Middletown, Del.–based maker of water filtration products, to Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc. (NYSE: SWM). The deal is valued at $231.5 million in cash.

CenturyLink Inc. (NYSE: CTL) has acquired Tier 3, a Seattle-based provider of public cloud services. No financial terms were disclosed. Tier 3 had raised VC funding from Ignition CapitalIntel Capitaland Madrona Venture

CareFusion Corp. (NYSE: CFN) has agreed to acquire the Vital Signs unit of GE Healthcare for $500 million. The Vital Signs business makes single-patient-use consumables for respiratory care and anesthesiology, and generates approximately $250 million in annual revenue.

Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. (TSX: FFH) has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Keg Restaurants Ltd., owner of over 100 steak house restaurants in Canada and the U.S. No financial terms were disclosed.

Horizon Pharma Inc. (Nasdaq: HZNP) has agreed to acquire the U.S. rights to Vimovo delayed-release tablets from AstraZeneca AB. The deal includes a $35 million upfront cash payment and a 10% royalty.

Lloyds Development Capital is prepping an early 2014 auction for British online education companyLearndirect Ltd., according to LBO Wire. The company may be worth around £200

Noodles & Co. (Nasdaq: NDLS), a Broomfield, Colo.-based fast casual restaurant concept, has filed for a secondary public offering of 5.175 million shares. Yesterday’s closing price was $42.29 per share. Shareholders include Catterton Partners (35.69% stake) and Argentia Private Investments(35.30%).

Wafra Partners has agreed to sell Architectural Testing Inc., a York, Penn.–based provider of building products testing and certification services, to Intertek Group PLC (LSE: ITRK). The deal is valued at $95 million in cash, and is expected to close later this quarter.

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