Alpha Groupe has acquired Maillefer Extrusion SA, a Swiss cable machinery maker, from Argos Soditic. No financial terms were disclosed.

Bausch & Lomb has completed its acquisition of Eyeonics Inc., an Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based maker of ophthalmic medical devices like intraocular lens implants. No financial terms were disclosed. Bausch & Lomb was recently acquired by Warburg Pincus. Eyeonics had raised $43.5 million in VC funding since 1998, including a Series E round in late 2005 at a post-money valuation of approximately $84.2 million. Backers include ABS Ventures, Brentwood Venture Capital, Pequot Capital and Versant Ventures.

BC Partners

and Silver Lake Partners have completed their $16.5 billion buyout of fixed satellite services provider Intelsat Ltd., from Apax Partners, Apollo Management, Madison Dearborn Partners and Permira. Credit Suisse served as financial advisor to Intelsat on the deal.


and Matrix Capital have sold Gyro International, a B2B brand communications agency, to Pegasus Capital Advisors for $97 million.

Halyard Capital has acquired HCPro Inc. from The Riverside Company. No financial terms were disclosed. HCPro is a Marblehead, Mass.-based provider of education and information in the areas of healthcare compliance, regulation and management. GE Capital, Newstar Financial and CapitalSource provided financing for the transaction, while Riverside was advised by Berkery Noyes.

Kohlberg & Co. has agreed to sell Critical Homecare Solutions Holdings Inc. to MBF Healthcare Acquisition Corp. (AMEX: MBH), for approximately $420 million. CHS is a Conshohocken, Pa.-based provider of home infusion therapy and specialty infusion services. MBF Healthcare is a special purpose acquisition vehicle. The transaction includes approximately $180 million in cash, $180 million in debt provided by Jefferies Finance and a $35 million issuance of MBF common stock to Kohlberg, other shareholders and CHS management.

LGV Capital has sold Verna Group, a UK-based manufacturer of infection control products, to Verna management and Bank of Scotland Integrated Finance. No financial terms were disclosed, but AFX puts the pricetag in excess of £50 million. LGV bought Verna in April 2005 for around £60 million.

LGV Capital has sold Classic Hospitals to Spire Healthcare, a company formed last year by Cinven’s purchase of BUPA Hospitals. The deal is valued at £145 million, with leveraged financing provided by Lloyds TSB Corporate Markets, Calyon and GE Leveraged Loans Ltd. Classic Hospitals is the UK’s sixth largest hospital group.

MetroGroup Holding LLC, a portfolio company of Sterling Capital Partners, has sold its transaction services business to Microdynamics Corp., a portfolio company of Wafra Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. The business unit provides fulfillment and marketing services to direct mailers through facilities in Glendale Heights, Ill. and Seward, Nebraska. Duff & Phelps advised MetroGroup on the sale.

Universal Trailer Corp., a Cincinnati-based manufacturer of specialty trailers, has raised $45 in private equity funding from Corporate Partners II, a Lazard-managed fund. The deal shifts majority ownership to Corporate Partners, from prior backer Dubin Clark & Co. Vestar Capital Partners has agreed to acquire a majority interest in Press Ganey Associates Inc. from American Securities Capital Partners, for an undisclosed amount. Company management will remain in place, and roll over its equity position. Press Ganey provides healthcare performance improvement solutions to more than 40 percent of U.S. hospitals.