4Refuel Canada LP, a Canadian fuel management company, has raised an undisclosed amount of private equity funding from TorQuest Partners.
Acclaris, a Tampa, Fla.-based provider of healthcare financial SaaS, has been acquired by a private equity consortium. No financial terms were disclosed. Investors include Staley Capital, Trident Capital, HarbourVest Partners and existing shareholder Updata Venture Partners.
Apollo Management has completed its $694 million take-private acquisition of CKE Restaurants Inc., owner of the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s chains.
Aptuit has bought GlaxoSmithKline’s Medicines Research Center in Verona, Italy. Financial terms of the July 1 deal were not disclosed. Aptuit, a pharmaceutical services company, is a portfolio company of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe. GSK is a research-based pharmaceutical and health care company.
ArcLight Capital Partners has acquired a 640-megawatt generation facility located in Sandersville, Ga. from KGen Power Corp. The deal was valued at $130 million, with GE Capital leading a $98 million financing package.
Babson Capital Management LLC has invested in the mezzanine debt notes of Collins Foods Finance Pty Ltd., a unit of Collins Food Group. Financial terms were not disclosed. The investment is part of a refinancing of Collins Food Group, a restaurant operator and franchisor based in Queensland, Australia. Babson Capital is an investment firm based in Springfield and Boston, Mass., and Charlotte, N.C.
Blackstone Group reportedly is leading a “substantial” investment in China Animal Healthcare, a Singapore-listed maker of livestock drugs. The company’s market cap is around $356 million, with Blackstone expected to invest around $45 million.
Brentwood Associates has made a “significant investment in Chamilia LLC, a Minneapolis-based maker of personalized jewelry.
Brinker International Inc. has closed its sale of On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina to OTB Acquisition LLC, an affiliate of Golden Gate Capital. Gross proceeds for the deal came out to $180 million. Brinker, of Dallas, is a casual dining restaurant company.
Carlyle Group has agreed to invest up to $190 million into industrial fishery China Fishery Group Ltd. (Singapore: B0Z.SI), via a private placement.
Carlyle Group and CVC Capital Partners are among the bidders for Pure Foods, which is being sold by Philippine conglomerate San Miguel Corp. for approximately $2 billion.
Carrefour reportedly has hired Goldman Sachs and UBS to sell off its units in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. The French retailer hopes to generate $1 billion through the sale.
cMoney Inc., a Houston-based mobile payment startup, has secured a $100 million funding commitment from AGS Capital Group. The company previously raised $15 million from Kodiak Capital Group.
Court Square Capital Partners has acquired the performance support software unit of RWD Technologies. No financial terms were disclosed.
City Ventures has received a $100 million investment from an affiliate of Ares Management LLC. Ares will have a majority stake in City Ventures, a California urban homebuilder. Imperial Capital Group, which has previously invested in City Ventures, will retain its stake.
Corinthian Capital Group has acquired STADCO, a Los Angeles-based maker of components and tools for the commercial aerospace and defense markets, from Omninet Capital. No financial terms were disclosed.
Cosan (NYSE: CZZ), a sugar and ethanol producer, has sold a 25 percent stake in its Rumo Logistica unit to TPG and Gavea Investimentos for approximately $226 million.
CVC Capital Partners’s potential buyout of Abertis Infraestructuras SA, alongside shareholders Criteria and ACS, reportedly would involve around €10 billion of financing.
Devicor Medical Products LLC, a medical device platform backed by GTCR, has acquired Ethicon Endo-Surgery’s breast care business. The company will be renamed Mammotome (a unit of Devicor), and operate out of Sharonville, Ohio.
Fortress Investment Group has bought CW Financial Services, a servicer of commercial and multifamily real estate debt. The seller is Otéra US Holding Inc. which had owned a majority stake. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Friedman Fleischer & Lowe LLC, Harvest Partners LP and Pine Brook Road Partners LLC have invested $100 million in Green Bancorp, which owns Green Bank N.A. of Houston. No investor owns more than 24.9 percent of the company. Friedman Fleischer is a San Francisco private equity firm with about $2.5 billion in assets under management. New York-based Harvest Partners is a $1.3 billion private investment firm. Pine Brook Road Partners, of New York, invests in energy and financial services.
General Atlantic said it has completed its buyout of First Republic Bank. General Atlantic co-led a group of investors, which included Colony Capital, to buy First Atlantic from Bank of America. The deal was announced in late 2009. Financial terms were not announced. First Republic is a San Francisco bank and wealth management firm. General Atlantic is a private equity firm based in Greenwich, Conn.
Gores Group has offered to buy bankrupt envelope maker NEC Holdings Corp. for $134.5 million.
Grandpoint Capital of Los Angeles has secured $375 million in new capital commitments, including $100 million from Stone Point Capital. Around $75 million of the fundraise will be used to launch a new, mid-market banking unit.
Hale Capital Partners has sponsored a recapitalization of Telenetix Inc. (OTC BB: TNXI), a Bellevue, Wash.-based provider of voice services to the business market. The deal includes $3 million of working capital, and allowed Telenetix to reduce its outstanding senior debt from $29.6 million to $7.5 million.
Harvest Partners has invested in Insight Global Inc. Financial terms were not disclosed. Harvest, a New York private equity firm, said its stake is “significant.” Atlanta-based Insight Global is a provider of information technology staffing services.
HealthPlan Holdings Inc., a portfolio company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, has acquired GemGroup, a Pittsburgh-based provider of accounting, pension and 401(k) administration software to employee benefit plans for unionized workers. No financial terms were disclosed.
H.I.G. Capital has completed its investment in the Higher Gear Group through one of the buyout shop’s affiliates. Financial terms were not disclosed. The High Gear Group, of Schaumburg, Ill., provides customer relationship management software to automotive dealers in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. H.I.G. Capital is a private equity firm with more than $7.5 billion of equity under management.
HitecVision has agreed to acquire Tampnet AS from Statoil for an undisclosed amount. Tampnet operates an offshore communications network for oil and gas exploration companies.
HSBC Holdings PLC is in final price negotiations with a consortium of infrastructure funds on the sale of its rolling stock business, Eversholt, several people familiar with the matter told Reuters (publisher of Buyouts). Morgan Stanley Infrastructure, 3i Infrastructure and Star Capital are in advanced talks to buy Eversholt, which owns one third of Britain’s rolling stock and for which HSBC expects to be paid some £2 billion pounds, the sources said.
Kallista Energy, a French wind farm operator owned by AXA Private Equity, has acquired the wind farm assets of Neoelectra Group in Brittany. No financial terms were disclosed.
Kayne Anderson Energy Funds has committed up to $50 million of equity to Alamo Resources II LLC, an oil and natural gas company based in Houston. At the same time, Alamo II completed an acquisition of primarily oil properties in Eddy County, N.M. from Doral Energy Corp. for $10 million.
Kent Reliance Building Society (LSE: KRB) confirmed that it is in talks to raise approximately £50 million from J.C. Flowers & Co.Leonard Green & Partners, a private equity firm that has invested in several retailers, has taken a 9.5 percent stake in BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc. and said it may propose taking the warehouse club operator private.
Life Care Companies LLC, a Des Moins, Iowa-based provider of services to senior living communities, has raised $50 million in new funding led by McCarthy Capital Corp.LLR Partners has agreed invest an undisclosed amount in Lightspeed Financial Inc., a provider of direct market access trading technology, risk management solutions and brokerage services. Lightspeed will use some of the proceeds to fund its previously-announced acquisition of Terra Nova Financial.
Manatron Inc., a portfolio company of Thoma Bravo, has acquired Beyond Appraisal, a Grapevine, Texas-based provider of mass appraisal software. No financial terms were disclosed.
Marlin Equity Partners has acquired Conduit Internet Technologies Inc., a State College, Pa.-based provider of product content management software solutions for OEM and dealer-based service organizations. No financial terms were disclosed.
Mason Wells has agreed to buy the Performance Packaging operations of Appleton. The deal is valued at around $58 million. The newly-independent company will be named NEX Performance Films Inc., and will make single and multilayer polyethylene films.
METI, a Sarasota, Fla.-based provider of medical simulation technologies, has acquired Lionis Software LLC, a Hungarian provider of an audiovisual and center management system for health-care education. No financial terms were disclosed. METI is a portfolio company of Baird Capital Partners.
MinSec Holdings Inc., a Wallingford, Pa.-based operator of community correctional facilities, outpatient programs and behavioral health treatment facilities, has raised an undisclosed amount of private equity and subordinated debt funding from Camden Partners and NewSpring Capital. The deal is structured as a recapitalization.
Monomoy Capital Partners and Starboard Capital Partners have acquired the heat transfer products business of Carrier Corp., a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). No financial terms were disclosed. The unit has more than 500 employees and around $90 million in 2009 revenue.
Munsters has agreed to sell MCS to Triton, a private equity firm based in Frankfurt. MCS provides damage restoration services and had net sales of SEK 2.77 billion and 1,805 employees in 18 countries. The deal value is roughly SEK 1.30 billion.
Ondine Biopharma (TSX: OBP) has agreed to sell a majority position in a to-be-formed subsidiary, Sinuwave Technologies, to a group of undisclosed European private equity investors. Sinuwave will develop photodisinfection solutions for the chronic sinusitis market. The total deal could be valued at around $3.1 million.
OpenGate Capital, a Los Angeles-based buyout shop, has completed its acquisition of the Kotka Mills division of Stora Enso, a Finnish corporation. The deal also includes Stora Enso’s laminating paper operations in Malaysia and its related business operations in Tainionkoski, Finland. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Oryxa Capital has agreed to acquire Cadbury’s chocolate, soft cake and sugar confectionery business in Romania from Kraft Foods. No financial terms were disclosed.
Playboy Enterprises Inc. (NYSE: PLA) said it has received a $185 million buyout offer from founder Hugh Hefner, in partnership with Rizvi Traverse Management.
Post Capital has sponsored a recapitalization of BHS Marketing LLC, a Salt Lake City-based maker, blender and distributor of specialty and commodity chemicals. No financial terms were disclosed.
Primary Capital has agreed to acquire stationary retailer Paperchase Products Ltd. from Borders Group (NYSE: BGP). The deal is valued at $31 million.
Providence Equity Partners has bought Study Group, a private education provider, for A$660 million (U.S. $570 million). CHAMP Private Equity and Petersen Investments were the sellers.
Quadrant Private Equity, an Australia-based firm, has bought Media Monitors, an aggregator of news from TV, radio and newspapers in the Asia Pacific region. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Ranir LLC, a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based maker of oral care products, has acquired Synpart, a maker of branded and third-party oral care products, from HemCon Medical Technologies Inc. No financial terms were disclosed. Ranir shareholders include Linden LLC, Beringea and an investment vehicle led by William Blair & Co. principal Richard Kiphar.
Ratos has agreed to acquire Stofa, the Danish subsidiary of TeliaSonera, for approximately $186 million.
Resilience Capital Partners has closed its buyout of Taylor Lumber Inc. Financial terms were not announced. Taylor, of McDermott, Ohio, is a producer of rift and quartered sawn lumber. Resilience Capital is a private equity firm based in Cleveland.
Ryt-way Industries, a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners, has bought the food, beverage, equipment and manufacturing businesses of Cloud Packaging Solutions. Financial terms were not disclosed. Ryt-way, of Lakeville, Minn., is a contract packager of dry food products. Wind Point is a Chicago-based private equity firm.
Segulah has agreed to acquire a majority stake in online travel agent European Travel Interactive AB from Norvestor. No financial terms were disclosed.
ShoreView Industries has sponsored a recapitalization of Abrasive Products & Equipment LLC, a Deer Park, Texas-based distributor of portable air blast and related equipment for the Gulf Coast Region. No financial terms were disclosed, except that Amalgamated Capital provided a senior secured credit facility.
Stirling Square Capital Partners has acquired Environmental Solutions Europe Holding BV, a Germany-based maker of waste containers and recycling systems, from OTTO Group. No financial terms were disclosed.
Thompson Street Capital Partners has acquired Express Oil Change from Carousel Capital for an undisclosed amount. Express Oil is a Birmingham, Ala.-based operator of quick lube and automotive service centers. It was acquired by Carousel in 2005.
Warburg Pincus has acquired a majority stake in A Place for Mom, a Seattle-based online resource and referral service for those seeking assisted living facilities. No financial terms were disclosed.
Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe has acquired a majority stake in K2M Inc., a Leesburg, Va.-based provider of solutions for the treatment of complex spinal pathologies. No financial terms were disclosed. Existing K2M backer Ferrer Freeman & Co. will retain minority ownership.
Weston Presidio has invested an undisclosed amount in real estate franchisor RE/MAX LLC, as part of a larger leveraged transaction.
WL Ross & Co. has agreed to lead a $100 million investment into Sun Bancorp Inc. (Nasdaq: SNBC). The $4 per share deal would provide the investors with a 24.9 percent of Sun Bancorp’s outstanding common stock.