Actis has sold its 30 percent stake in Regal Forest Holding Co. to a subsidiary of Mexican department store operator El Puerto de Liverpool. No financial terms were disclosed. Regal Forest is a durable consumer goods retailer in Central America and the English-speaking Caribbean.

Advent International hired Close Brothers to advise it on a potential sale of budget store chain Poundland, the Financial Times reported.

Apax Partners has agreed to sell retailer Tommy Hilfiger to Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. (NYSE: PVH) for $2.2 billion, plus the assumption of €100 million in liabilities. The deal includes around €1.92 billion in cash and €276 million in PVH common stock.

Arsenal Capital Partners has agreed to sell Genovique Specialties Corp., a Rosemont, Ill.-based provider of benzoate plasticizers, to Eastman Chemical Co. (NYSE: EMN). No financial terms were disclosed.

Bridgepoint Capital plans to sell about half its stake, or up to 32 million shares, in U.K. self-storage retailer Safestore Holdings PLC (LSE: SAFE). Bridgepoint is the company’s largest shareholder, with around a 35 percent stake.

Carlyle Group has retained Goldman Sachs to find buyers for defense and aviation portfolio company Arinc. The deal could be worth upwards of $1 billion, with private equity firms expected to express interest.

Champ Private Equity, the Australian affiliate of Castle Harlan, plans to sell nursing and aged care staffing business Healthcare Australia via either a trade sale of public offering. The company is believed to have an enterprise value of approximately A$350 million.

Courts Asia, a Singapore and Malaysia-based furniture and electronics retailer, is planning to raise more than $100 million in a Singapore initial public offering, Reuters reported. Courts was taken over in 2008 by Asia Retail Group, an entity partly owned by Barings Private Equity.

CVC Capital Partners has restarted the sale process for Japanese shoe repair chain Minit Asia Pacific, with hopes of garnering upwards of $166 million. Bidders include Advent International and Wise Partners.

CVC Capital Partners has agreed to sell Paperbox Holdings Ltd. to Japan’s Oji Paper Co. Ltd for an undisclosed amount. CVC acquired Paperbox in 2007 from Malaysian gaming group Genting for $212 million.

Denham Capital has agreed to sell the assets of Excel Telecommunications to Matrix Telecom Inc., a portfolio company of Platinum Equity. No financial terms were disclosed. Excel is an Irving, Texas-based provider of integrated voice and data communications products and services to residential, commercial and carrier customers.

GS Capital Partners and Permira have re-launched an attempt to sell Cognis, a German maker of additives for cosmetics and detergents. Cognis is in the midst of preparations to go public, but Reuters reports that the private equity owners would prefer an outright sale.

Innovative Brands, a portfolio company of Najafi Cos., has agreed to sell its Pert Plus haircare and Sure deodorant brands to Helen of Troy Ltd. (Nasdaq: HELE). No financial terms were disclosed.

Isthimar is seeking to sell port and shipping agent Inchcape Shipping Services for up to $700 million.

Kabel Deutschland, a German cable television provider, traded flat in its market debut today. Prior to IPO, the company had been 88 percent owned by Providence Equity Partners, 8 percent by Teachers’ Pension Plan and 4 percent by management. Providence retained a majority stake post-IPO.

Lone Star Funds plans to resume selling its 51 percent stake in Korea Exchange Bank, which currently is valued at around $3.9 billion. Prior sale attempts failed due to pricing and legal disputes.

MCM Capital Partners and Blue Point Capital have sold Amrep Inc., a Marietta, Ga.-based manufacturer of specialty chemicals, to Zep Inc. (NYSE: ZEP). The two firms acquired Amrep in 1998 for about $74 million. At the time, Amrep was generating approximately $45 million in revenue. Upon exit, the company was generating revenue of about $100 million. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

Mirion Technologies Inc., a San Ramon, Calif.-based provider of radiation detection services, has more than doubled its IPO target to $202.4 million. It also says it plans to offer 11 million common shares. The company originally filed last August to raise $100 million. It still plans to trade on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol MION, with Credit Suisse, BoA Merrill Lynch and J.P. Morgan serving as co-lead underwriters. The company is currently owned by American Capital.

Regence BlueShield of Washington has acquired the assets of Kinetix Living Corp., a Seattle-based provider of customized health and nutrition programs to corporate clients and individuals. No financial terms were disclosed. Kinetix had been a portfolio company of Maveron LLC.

Sensata Technologies Holding priced shares in its initial public offering at the bottom of the expected range. The company sold 31.6 million shares for $18 each, raising about $568.8 million. It had planned to sell 31.6 million shares for $18 to $20 each.

Shiseido Co. Ltd. has acquired San Francisco-based cosmetics company Bare Escentuals Inc. (Nasdaq: BARE), via an $18.20 per share tender offer. Sellers included Berkshire Partners, which held around a 16 percent stake.

SS&C Technologies Inc., a Windsor, Conn.-based financial management software company backed by The Carlyle Group, has set its IPO terms to 10.73 million shares being offered at between $13 and $15 per share. This is a reduction in the company’s plans, as it originally filed last December to raise $300 million. It had previously filed for, and withdrawn, a $200 million offering. SS&C plans to trade on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol SSNC, with J.P. Morgan serving as lead underwriter.

Telx Group Inc., a New York-based interconnection and co-location data center operator, has filed for a $100 million IPO. It plans to trade on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol TELX, with Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank Securities serving as co-lead underwriters. The company reports $98 million in 2009 revenue, compared to $70 million in 2008. Major shareholders include private equity firm GI Partners.

Towerstream (Nasdaq: TWER) has agreed to acquire the assets of Sparkplug Communications, a provider of fixed wireless broadband services in five states. The deal is valued at $1.6 million in cash and stock. Sparkplug shareholders include Ignition Partners.

Water Street Healthcare Partners has agreed to sell gastrodiagnostic device company Sierra Scientific Instruments to Given Imaging Ltd. (Nasdaq: GIVN). The deal is valued at $35 million in cash, and is expected to close in early April.

Willbros Group Inc. agreed to acquire InfrastruX Group Inc., a utilities services company backed by Tenaska Capital Management, for $480 million in cash and stock. The company had previously filed to undergo a $290 million IPO. Tenaska acquired InfrastruX from Puget Energy Inc. for $275 million in 2006.