Apax Partners and Permira have completed their acquisition of a majority stake in Italian betting company Sisal SpA. The deal is valued at around €900 million, with prior owner Clessidra retaining a minority position.

Gordon Brothers Group and Monroe Capital have sold Canadian discount retailer The Bargain Shop Holdings Inc. to Genuity Capital Markets. No financial terms were disclosed.

J.W. Childs Associates has acquired Atlanta-based specialty staffing firm EmployBridge Holding Co. from majority shareholder CGW Southeast Partners. No financial terms were disclosed for the deal, which included participation by senior EmployBridge management.

Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity has acquired Grupo Convermex SA de CV from JPMorgan Partners for an undisclosed amount. Grupo Convermex is a Mexican producer and distributor of plastic disposable tableware products. Texas Pacific Group and AXA Private Equity have agreed to acquire a 60% stake in TDF SA, a France-based operator of radio and television broadcast towers. The Wall Street Journal pegs the transaction price at around €3.3 billion, with selling shareholders Caisse des Depots et Consignations and Charterhouse Capital Partners