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SunGard has agreed to acquire VeriCenter Inc., a Houston, Texas-based provider of managed services, application hosting and IT infrastructure outsourcing. No financial terms were disclosed. SunGard was acquired in 2005 by seven private equity firms, while VeriCenter has raised around $23.5 million in VC funding from BMC Software, Broadband Venture Partners, Intel Capital and Pharos Capital Group. […]
ReAble Therapeutics (f.k.a. Encore Medical), an Austin, Texas
Abrisa Glass & Coatings, a Santa Paula, Calif.-based portfolio company of Graham Partners, has acquired ZC&R Coatings for Optics of Torrance, California. No financial terms were disclosed. www.abrisa.com www.zcrcoatings.com
Aspen Surgical Products, a Caledonia, Mich.-based portfolio company of RoundTable Healthcare Partners, has acquire Colby Manufacturing Corp., a Tullytown, Penn.-based provider of fluid waste management and patient labeling systems. No financial terms were disclosed.
Industrial pipe supplier McJunkin, which is controlled by GS Capital Partners, agreed to merge with rival Red Man Pipe & Supply. Financial details weren't disclosed.
Elevation Partners, the private equity firm whose co-founders include industry veteran Roger McNamee and U2 frontman Bono, has agreed to buy the SDI Media Group, a provider of subtitling and language dubbing services to media companies. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Elevation is buying Culver City, Calif.-based SDI from Warburg Pincus, which acquired the […]
Fast Search & Transfer, a Norway-based provider of search technologies, announced last week it has acquired AgentArts Inc., a developer of recommendation technology. Financial terms were not disclosed. San Francisco-based AgentArts has raised about $3.5 million in funding. Investors include Aegis Partners Proprietary, Amphion Capital Management and Tinished Corp. www.fastsearch.com www.agentarts.com
HM Capital Partners, a Dallas-based private equity firm, completed the previously announced sale of Swift & Company, the world's third-largest processor of fresh beef and pork products, to Brazil's JBS, Latin America's largest beef processor, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $1.5 billion.
DBG Eastern Europe II, a fund managed by Central and Eastern European private equity firm DBG, has acquired Tomplast, a Slovenian manufacturer of plastic-moulded components. www.dbgee.com
Industri Kapital has signed an agreement with CVC Capital Partners regarding the sale of DYWIDAG-Systems International. DSI is the global market leader in the development, manufacture and supply of post-tensioning and geotechnical systems to the construction and mining industries. The purchase price was not disclosed. The transaction is subject to customary anti-trust approvals.
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