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Kaspersky Lab formed a partnership with General Atlantic LLC of Greenwich, Conn. General Atlantic will become the second largest shareholder Kaspersky by acquiring a number of secondary shares. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Kaspersky develops secure content and threat management solutions.
Charterhouse Group Inc. of New York sold Camelot Schools' education services division to The Riverside Co. Financial terms were not disclosed. Camelot is an Austin, Texas-based provider of behavioral health and alternative education services.
Prospect Mortgage hired Chris Wasinger as a district manager in Orlando, Fla. Wasinger was previously at Mercantile Bank, where he was responsible for the growth of market share in Florida. He will have a similar role at Prospect Mortgage, which is backed by Sterling Capital Partners.
Anika Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ANIK) hired Jeffery S. Thompson as chairman and chief executive officer of Advanced Bio-Technologies Inc. Advanced Bio-Technologies is a Georgia-based biopharmaceutical company specializing in the treatment and management of scars. Thompson is an operating partner at Tampa, Fla.-based HealthEdge Investment Partners, which is a private equity firm focused on the health care industry.
AXA Private Equity SA agreed to acquire a majority stake in Novacap SAS in a transaction that puts the Lyon, France-based chemicals company’s enterprise value at about EUR240 million. The seller is Boston, Mass.-based Bain Capital LLC. The transaction has the support of Novacap’s management team, which is headed by CEO Pierre Luzeau.
NovaMed Inc. (NASDAQ:NOVA) signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Surgery Center Holdings Inc. in a transaction valued at about $214 million. The price includes debt assumption or repayment of about $105 million. Novamed shareholders will receive $13.25 a share.Surgery Partners is an affiliate of HIG Capital LLC of Miami, Fla. NovaMed is a Chicago, Ill.-based operator of ambulatory surgery centers.
Riverstone/Carlyle Global Energy and Power Funds said an additional investment was made in Three Rivers Natural Resource Holdings LLC. Details of the investment were not disclosed. Three Rivers Natural Resource is a Austin, Texas-based upstream oil & gas company. Riverstone/Carlyle Global Energy and Power Funds is managed by Riverstone Holdings LLC of New York. Three Rivers also acquired assets in the Permian Basin of West Texas and Southeast New Mexico from Samson Resources and its affiliates.
Warner Music Group is looking for potential buyers and Goldman Sachs is advising on the process, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters said on Thursday. New York-based Warner is the world's No. 3 music company and is the home for the band, Green Day. The New York Times reported the decision to hire Goldman came after a number of potential buyers including Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. approached Warner Music's to express an interest in buying the company.
Carlyle Group received an expression of interest for its stake in a Taiwan cable TV firm, Reuters reported. Two separate sources said Carlyle is not likely to sell what is a profitable.Taiwan's Eastern Media International is interested in picking up the Washington, DC-based shop’s estimated 62 percent stake in ETTV, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
Private equity firms in Britain expect to pay significantly lower prices for assets in 2011 according to a survey by Grant Thornton, Reuters reported. The survey captured the views of 100 private equity executives in Britain. The group sees lower prices in most sectors as a result of competition to buy businesses receded. The study indicated that health care and high technology are the only industries that will buck the trend, with valuation for health care companies expected to remain flat. The valuation for high-tech companies is expected to increase, according o the survey.

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