Baird Capital Partners Europe has sponsored a €156 million management buyout of Zarges Tubesca Group, a European manufacturer of aluminum-based platform and elevator systems for industry, airports and wind power systems, from AlpInvest. Zarges Tubesca has dual headquarters in Weilheim, Germany and Ailly, France.
Bertram Capital has acquired AuthorHouse from Gazelle Tech Ventures for an undisclosed amount. AuthorHouse is a Bloomington, Ind.–based provider of publishing and marketing services for authors around the globe.
Candover has agreed to acquire Parques Reunidos from Advent International for around €900 million. Parques Reunidos operates a total of 22 parks—including amusement parks, animal parks and water parks—in Spain, Italy, France, Belgium, Norway and Argentina.
Investor AB and Morgan Stanley have agreed to buy Swedish surgical glove maker Moelnlycke Health Care AB from Apax Partners for €2.85 billion. Losing bidders reportedly included Blackstone Group and Clayton Dubilier & Rice.
J.W. Childs Associates has agreed to acquire Houston, Texas-based Mattress Holdings Corp. from Sun Capital Partners. The total deal is valued at $450 million (including repayment of existing debt), with a financing package that includes a $185 million senior-secured term loan and a $25 million senior-secured revolving credit facility.
Lone Star Funds has completed its sale of restaurant chain Shoney’s to Royal Capital for an undisclosed amount. Lone Star had agreed to sell Shoney’s last year to Centrum Properties, but the deal later fell through and got mired in litigation.
Nutilux, a company controlled by Permira, is in talks to acquire a 74.05% stake in animal nutrition company Provimi from PAI Partners and CVC Capital Partners. The deal would be valued at around €580 million.
Wafra Partners of New York has acquired Century Fire Protection from Brighton Partners for an undisclosed amount. Century Fire is an Atlanta-based maker and installer of fire protection products like sprinklers. CapitalSource Finance provided leverage.
Weston Presidio has agreed to acquire Evenflo Inc. from Harvest Partners. Evenflo is a Vandalia, Ohio-based maker of baby products like carseats, strollers and highchairs. Credit Suisse is syndicating a $205 million financing package for the deal.