Poplar Capital buys Productive Access

Poplar Capital Partners LLC has acquired Productive Access Inc. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Yorba Linda, California, PAI is a provider of mTAB, a survey analysis solution.

Riverside invests in IPAR

The Riverside Company has made an undisclosed investment in IPAR Rehabilitation. Westpac provided debt financing for the transaction. Based in Melbourne, Australia, IPAR is a provider of occupational rehabilitation case management solutions.

Platte River backs First River

Platte River Equity has made an undisclosed follow-on investment in First River Energy LLC. Based in Denver, First River Energy is an crude oil midstream company.

KKR to invest $150 mln in JBF Group

KKR has agreed to invest $150 million into JBF Group, which owns JBF Industries Ltd. A portion of the $150 million will be used by KKR to buy a 20 percent stake in JBF, which is traded on BSE Ltd and the National Stock Exchange of India. KKR will use the remaining proceeds to buy zero-coupon convertible preference shares with 14.5% voting rights in JBF Global Pte. Limited, Singapore, an unlisted subsidiary. Mumbai-based JBF makes polyester value-chain products. Fortune Financial & Equities Services Pvt. Ltd advised JBF.

Providence, WPP offer $576.8 mln for Chime Communications

Providence Equity Partners and WPP have agreed to acquire Chime Communications plc for approximately £374 million (US$576.8 mln) in cash. WPP already owns 20.03 percent in Chime and reportedLy plans to keep it stake at that amount, making Providence the majority owner. London-based Chime is a communication and sports marketing group.

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PicMonkey nabs $41 mln from Spectrum Equity

Seattle-based photo editing website PicMonkey has secured $41 million in funding from Spectrum Equity. In addition to the investment, Pete Jensen and Ethan Choi of Spectrum Equity have been named to PicMonkey’s board of directors.

Babson backs Falfurrias’ investment in GlynnDevins

Babson Capital Management has provided undisclosed financing to back Falfurrias Capital Partners’ investment in GlynnDevins. Based in Overland, Kansas, GlynnDevis is a provider of marketing services to senior living and care communities in the U.S.

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Pine Brook invests $100 mln in Cahill

Pine Brook has provided $100 million to newly launched Cahill Services LLC. Based in Houston, Cahill will provide specialty rental services to the oil and gas, refining, industrial, petrochemicals, utilities and related sectors.

InterMedia managing partner invests in MOKO Social Media

Leo Hindery Jr. has acquired a stake in multimedia platform MOKO Social Media. No financial terms were disclosed. Hindery is a managing partner of media industry private equity fund InterMedia Partners. He is also the former chairman and CEO of The Yes Network.

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Carlyle Group invests $85 mln in Ubox

The Carlyle Group said Thursday that it has invested RMB530 million (approximately US$85 million) in Ubox Technology & Trade Co. Ltd. Ubox, of Beijing, is a vending machine operator in China.

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Pine Tree Equity sells Bradley Morris

Thompson Street Capital Partners has acquired Bradley-Morris Inc. from Pine Tree Equity Partners LLC. Financial terms weren’t announced. Kennesaw, Georgia-based Bradley-Morris is a military-focused recruiting firm that matches candidates who are leaving the military with job opportunities with Fortune 1000 employers. News of the deal was announced Farlie Turner & Co. which advised on the transaction.

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Summit Partners to sell 360T for $794.8 mln

Summit Partners said Wednesday it agreed to sell 360T Group to Deutsche Börse AG for total cash consideration of €725 million (US$794.8 mln). Frankfurt-based 360T provides software that helps corporations, banks and other financial firms trade currencies, money-market products and derivatives with each other. Hengeler Mueller and Jefferies LLC advised 360T.

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