Deals

3i Infrastructure may get involved in the process for Gatwick airport, according to The Financial Times.

ABEO Inc., a provider of anesthesia-specific revenue cycle management services, has acquired Pasadena Billing Associates, a provider of medical billing and practice management companies in California. No financial terms were disclosed. ABEO is a portfolio company of Parthenon Capital.

AIG is nearing an agreement to sell its U.S. personal lines unit for between $5 billion and $7 billion. It also is in advanced talks to sell equipment insurer Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co.

American Securities has acquired Liberty Tire Services LLC, a Pittsburgh-based tire recycler. No financial terms were disclosed.

Aquiline Capital Partners and Wright Risk Management have partnered to form WRM America Holdings, a Uniondale, N.Y.-based provider of property and casualty insurance to the public and private education markets. No financial terms were disclosed.

Arsenal Capital Partners has completed its acquisition of the Fine Chemicals business of Ferro Corp. (NYSE: FOE). The deal was valued at $60 million, compared to the original announced price of $66 million. Arsenal has renamed the business Novolyte Technologies, and it will make electrolytes used in the manufacture of lithium ion batteries and other products.

Avista Capital Partners and Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. (Nasdaq: CRZO) have entered into a joint venture to acquire and developer acreage in the Marcellus Shale, including the dedication of all of their respective current Marcellus leasehold. Each firm will commit up to $150 million in cash.

Bain Capital and Hellman & Friedman have received FTC approval for their proposed $2.15 billion buyout of Lehman Brothers’ investment management group, including Neuberger Berman. The deal still could fall apart, however, as The Carlyle Group is expected to make a rival bid, while TPG and Silver Lake also are said to be interested.

Bayside Capital has acquired Flight Express Inc., an Orlando-based provider of same-day air courier services to banking and life sciences customers in the South and Midwest. No financial terms were disclosed.

Clearview Capital has acquired All Tech Inspection, a Corpus Christie, Texas-based provider of mechanical integrity inspection and non-destructive testing services. No financial terms were disclosed.

Conduit Capital Partners has acquired a 50 percent stake in GLEP Energias Renováveis e Participações SA, a Brazilian developer of small hydroelectric projects. No financial terms were disclosed.

DW Healthcare Partners has sponsored a merger of Pacific Data Designs LLC and ClinPro Inc., in order to form a single contract research organization for the life sciences market. No financial terms were disclosed. Updata Advisors advised ClinPro on the deal.

Eastbourne Capital plans to hold talks about ways to improve shareholder value at Amylin Pharmaceutials Inc. (Nasdaq: AMLN), including a possible sale. Eastbourne held a 12.5 percent stake in the biotech company as of late August.

EMI Music, a unit of EMI, reported a positive EBITDA of £59 million for the six-month period ending on Sept. 30, compared to a £14 million loss last year. Terra Firma Capital Partners acquired EMI last year for £2.4 billion.

Graham Capital Group of Seattle has acquired LaFarge and Egge Inc., a Lynnwood, Wash.-based aerospace parts supplier. No financial terms were disclosed.

H.I.G. Capital has completed its acquisition of PMSI from AmerisourceBergen Corp. No financial terms were disclosed. PMSI is a Tampa, Fla.-based provider of managed care services and products for workers’ compensation and catastrophically injured populations.

HarbourVest Partners has teamed with Archer Capital on an unsolicited bid for Australian enterprise software company MYOB Ltd. The deal would value MYOB at around Au$487 million, a value that the company says is too low.

HealthEdge, a private equity firm focused on the healthcare market, has acquired Intra-Op Monitoring Services Inc., a Covington, La.–based provider of intra-operative neurophysiological monitoring solutions. No financial terms were disclosed. Intra-Op was advised on the deal by McGladrey Capital Markets.

Ivytan AB, a portfolio company of EQT Partners and Lyftet Holding, has offered to buy Swedish biotech company Q-Med (ST: QMED) for approximately $502 million.

J.H. Whitney & Co. announced that it has acquired Igloo Products Corp., a Katy, Texas-based company that makes ice chests, beverage coolers and thermoelectric coolers. peHUB had originally reported the news earlier this month. The deal includes $95 million in unitranche debt financing from Unitranche Fund LLC, and a $40 million undrawn revolver from GE Antares Capital.

Just Retirement, a listed UK retirement specialist, confirmed that it has received a takeover approach. Reports suggest that the suitor is Cinven.

Leonard Green & Partners have acquired around a 17 percent stake in Whole Foods Market Inc. (Nasdaq: WFMI), for approximately $425 million.

Marlin Equity Partners has acquired Holiday Creations, a Denver-based manufacturer of LED string lights and accessories in Canada and the United States. No financial terms were disclosed.

Marwit Capital Partners has acquired Bruce Seed Farm Inc., a Townsend, Montana-based provider of native seed products. No financial terms were disclosed.

Metalmark Capital has acquired a majority stake in National Healing Corp., a Boca Raton, Fla.–based provider of wound and disease management solutions for medical facilities. Existing NHC backer Scale Venture Partners will retain a minority ownership position, while Scale managing director Mark Brooks will remain company chairman. No financial terms were disclosed.

Northstar Pacific has agreed to acquire a 35 percent stake in Indonesian coal mining company Bumi Resources (JK: BUMI) for $1.3 billion, from Bakrie & Brothers (JK: BNBR).

Odyssey Investment Partners has agreed to acquire SM&A (Nasdaq: WINS), a Newport Beach, Calif.–based management consulting firm for government procurement projects. The deal is valued at $119.6 million, or $6.59 per SM&A share. Caltius Mezzanine is providing financing, while Wedbush Morgan Securities is advising SM&A.

ON Semiconductor Corp. is in talks with private equity firms like TPG Capital, about a cash infusion that would be used to help acquire some Atmel Corp. assets. Earlier this month, ON Semi and Microchip Technology Inc. jointly made an unsolicited offer to buy Atmel for $2.3 billion. Atmel rejected the offer, but ON Semi has continued interest.

Oncap has acquired an undisclosed stake in Caliber Collision Centers, an Irvine, Calif.-based owner and operator of 66 collision repair facilities in California and Texas. No financial terms were disclosed.

Paradigm Precision, a Phoenix-based portfolio company of American Capital, has acquired TM Industries Inc., a maker of machined components for the aerospace, power generation, oil and gas and defense industries. No financial terms were disclosed.

Patriarch Partners has agreed to acquire a bankrupt and shuttered Old Town, Maine-based pulp and paper mill, for $18.9 million. Patriarch plans to convert the mill into an ethanol production facility. Red Shield was closed be former owner Georgia-Pacific Corp. in 2006.

Pinnacle Security, an Orem, Utah-based provider of residential and commercial security systems, has agreed to acquire the sales force and technical department of Provo, Utah-based Icon Security. No financial terms were disclosed. Existing Pinnacle backer Golden Gate Capital is helping to finance the transaction.

Precision Dynamics Corp., a provider of healthcare identification solutions, has acquired TimeMed Labeling Systems Inc., a maker of specialty healthcare labels. No financial terms were disclosed. Precision Dynamics is a portfolio company of Water Street Healthcare Partners.

Providence Equity Partners and Ayala Corp. has offered to acquire eTelecare Global Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: ETEL), a provider of business process outsourcing solutions. The eTelecare board has voted to recommend the offer to shareholders, who would receive $9 per common share or ADS.

Prudential Capital Partners has acquired PartsChannel Inc., a distributor of automotive collision repair parts. No financial terms were disclosed.

Reservoir Group, a UK-based provider of downhole drilling products and services to the oil and gas industry, has acquired InfoAsset. The deal is expected to help Reservoir create a data management division. Reservoir is a portfolio company of SCF Partners.

Sage Holdings, a communications platform sponsored by The Riverside Co., has acquired Hallvarsson & Halvarsson, a Swedish corporate communications and web services firm. No financial terms were disclosed for the deal, which included equity from Riverside Europe Fund III.

The Shawmark Group, a private equity firm focused on service providers to the U.S. intelligence community, has acquired Aspiration Software Inc., a Front Royal, Va.-based provider of IT services to the U.S. government. No financial terms were disclosed. The company will now be run by Jon Stout, a partner with Shawmark.

Sun Capital Partners has offered to take audio products company LOUD Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: LTEC) private, by acquiring the 24 percent stake that Sun doesn’t already hold. The offer is at $1.45 per share, or approximately $7.1 million.

TDR Capital is in talks to acquire a stake in UK homebuilder Taylor Wimpey (LSE: TW), according to The Sunday Mail.

TPG Capital and Global Infrastructure Partners reportedly have offered to buy more than A$1 billion of convertible notes in Asciano Ltd. (AX: AIO). The two firms offered to buy the Australian ports operator for A$2.9 billion in August, but were rebuffed.

TPG Capital has agreed to invest up to $150 million in Bumiputra-Commerce Holdings Bhd, the listed vehicle of Malaysian bank CIMB Group.

Tribune Co. may maintain 50 percent or more of the Chicago Cubs baseball franchise, as credit issues have stalled its original plan to sell 95%, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Tripos International, a drug discovery informatics company owned by Vector Capital, has completed its take-private acquisition of Pharsight Corp., a Mountain View, Calif.-based maker of drug development software. The total deal was valued at around $57 million in cash, or $5.50 per Pharsight share. Covington Associates advised Pharsight on the deal.

Virgin Media is in early conversations about selling its content division, according to The Financial Times.