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Private Equity Deals that Close – 8/31/2015


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PRIVATE EQUITY DEALS THAT CLOSED

• The Carlyle Group has agreed to acquire Blyth Inc. (NYSE: BTH), a Greenwich, Conn.-based direct-to-consumer manufacturer and seller of candles and home fragrance products. The deal is valued at $98 million, or $6 per share (105% premium to Friday’s closing price, 65% premium to 30-day share average).www.blythinc.com

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• Harvey Tool, a Rowley, Mass.-based portfolio company of The Riverside Company, has acquired Helical Solutions, a Gorham, Maine-based maker of end mills. No financial terms were disclosed. www.harveytool.com

• Landesk, a South Jordan, Utah-based systems lifecycle management company owned by Thoma Bravo, has acquired Xtraction Solutions, a Kansas City-based provider of business intelligence solutions for enterprise IT operations. No financial terms were disclosed. www.landesk.com

• Madison Dearborn Partners has completed its $715 million acquisition ofPatterson Medical, a Warrenville, Ill.-based distributor of rehabilitation and sports medicine products, from Patterson Companies Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO).www.mdcp.com

• Magnate Worldwide, a partnership between CIVC Partners and Magnate Capital Partners, has acquired TrumpCard Inc., a Costa Mesa, Calif.-based provider of logistics services for “high-value and time-sensitive shipments.” No financial terms were disclosed. www.trumpcardinc.com

• Trimb Healthcare AB, a Swedish portfolio company of Avista Capital Partners, has agreed to acquire YouMedical Group AB, a Dutch provider of OTC healthcare products that generates around 16 million in annual revenue. No financial terms were disclose. www.youmedical.com

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Private Equity Deal that close – 8/28/2015


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PRIVATE EQUITY DEALS THAT CLOSED

Alta Growth Capital has acquired Fruehauf de Mexico, a Mexico-based manufacturer of semi-trailers for industrial and commercial use. No financial termswere disclosed. www.agcmexico.com

Carlyle Group

 The Carlyle Group has agreed to acquire Novetta, a McLean, Va.-based provider of software and IT services to the U.S. intelligence community, fromArlington Capital Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. Earlier reports suggested that Arlington Capital was seeking more than $650 million (including debt). www.novetta.com

The Carlyle Group is in talks to acquire Innovation Group (LSE: TIG), a British provider of insurance industry software, for approximately $769 million.  www.Carlyle.com

Centerbridge Partners has completed its previously-announced acquisition of KIK Custom Products, a Canadian maker of pool and spa treatment products, from CIC Capital Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. www.kikcorp.com

Deposition Solutions, a Houston, Texas-based provider of litigation support services, has acquired Stratos Legal Records, the medical records retrieval services division of Houston-based Stratos Legal. No financial terms were disclosed. Deposition Solutions is a portfolio company of Trinity Hunt Partners.www.depotexas.com

Kainos Capital has agreed to buy a majority stake in Product Quest Manufacturing LLC, a Daytona Beach, Fla.-based contract maker of OTC health and beauty care products, from Stephens Capital Partners, according to LBO Wire.www.productquestmfg.com

Pacific Equity Partners is in “exclusive talks” to acquire Academic Colleges Group, a New Zealand-based provider of academic education services to international students, according to Reuters. The deal could be worth around US$340 million.

Temasek has joined MBK Partners on its bid for the South Korean business ofTesco PLC (LSE: TSCO), according to Reuters. Rival bidders for the business, which could be worth $6 billion, include Affinity Partners working with KKR and Carlyle Group working with GIC. www.Carlyle.com

Thoma Bravo

Thoma Bravo has agreed to acquire a majority stake in DigiCert, a Linden, Utah-based provider of enterprise certificate management solutions. Existing majority investor TA Associates will retain a minority equity position. No financial terms were disclosed. www.digicert.com

Total SA (Paris: FP) has agreed to sell a gas pipeline and gas terminal in the North Sea to North Sea Midstream Partners, a portfolio company of ArcLight Capital Partners, for approximately $905 million.  

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Deals That Closed – Venture Capital 8/24/2015


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AgBiome, a Durham, N.C.-based developer of agricultural products to improve crop productivity, has raised $34.5 million in Series B funding. New investors include The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The University of Texas Investment Management Co., Pontifax Global Food and Agriculture Technology Fund. Return backers include Polaris Partners, ARCH Venture Partners, Harris & Harris Group, Innotech Advisers, Monsanto Growth Ventures and Syngenta Ventures.www.agbiome.com

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Avegant, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based developer of a “vivid reality near-eye display,” has raised $24 million in Series B funding. Lian Luo led the round, and was joined by The Bunting Family Fund and return backers Intel Capital and NHN Investment. www.avegant.com

DaPulse, an Israeli provider of SaaS project management solutions, has raised $2.6 million in the first close of its Series A round from Genesis Partners and Entree Capitalwww.dapulse.com

Everything But The House, a Cincinnati-based, has raised $30 million in Series B funding. Greenspring Associates led the round, and was joined by return backers Greycroft Partners and Spark Capital.

Get Smart Content, an Austin, Texas-based multi-channel personalization platform, has raised $3.5 million in new VC funding. Origin Ventures led the round, and was joined by return backers Chicago Ventures and Virgo Capital.www.getsmartcontent.com

Mirantis, a Mountain View, Calif.-based provider of OpenStack solutions, has raised $100 million in new VC funding. Intel Capital led the round, and was joined by Goldman Sachs and return backers August Capital, Insight Venture Partners, Ericsson, Sapphire Ventures and West Summit Capital.

Reelio, a New York-based influencer marketing platform, has raised $5 million in Series A funding. Existing investors include Philipp Schindler, Lorne Michaels and Jason Glickman. www.reelio.com

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Red Hook Capital is offering referral for following:

1) EBITDA+ companies for our portfolio company Catalina Capital that looking to acquire companies;

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