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Bain Capital Private Equity has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Imperial Dade, a distributor of disposable food service and janitorial supplies in the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. No financial terms were disclosed. Audax Private Equity will retain a stake in Imperial Dade.
NextGen Growth Partners has acquired and merged Dealer 121 and Jacobs Marketing Group LLC. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Roseville, Minnesota, Dealer 121 is a provider of marketing intelligence and execution platform for small to medium-sized car dealers while JMG is an automotive direct marketing company located in Long Island, New York.
Engage2Excel Group of Companies, a portfolio company of Comvest Partners, has acquired Montreal-based Rideau Inc, a provider of employee recognition solutions. No financial terms were disclosed. Headquartered in Statesville, North Carolina, E2E Group is a provider of employee recognition and engagement, sales incentives, talent acquisition and consumer loyalty solutions and services.
Openforce, a portfolio company of Riverside Partners, has acquired Flexible Workforce LLC, a vendor management platform for the courier, last mile and logistics segments. No financial terms were disclosed.
West Monroe Partners has acquired Waterstone Management Group, an adviser for private equity firms and Fortune 500 companies. No financial terms were disclosed.
Eberhart Capital has acquired Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based TBI, a provider of truckload refrigerated and dry van shipment services. No financial terms were disclosed. Generational Equity advised TBI on the deal.
The auction of WPP Plc’s data and market research unit Kantar has drawn bidders including Bain Capital and Apollo Global Management, Bloomberg is reporting. CVC Capital Partners and Apax Partners have dropped out of the auction for Kantar, which could sell for as much as 3.5 billion pounds ($4.5 billion), the story said.
Centerbridge Partners is weighing strategic options, including a sale, for Great Wolf Resorts Inc, Bloomberg reported. Great Wolf, a water park operator, could fetch more than $3 billion in a sale, the story said.
Sherpa Capital said April 24 that acquired a majority stake in Luxiona. Financial terms weren’t announced. Aurica and Caixabank are the sellers as well as Luxiona’s founding family, which will retain a stake. Luxiona, of Madrid, is a Spanish lighting solutions company with factories in Spain, Poland, Mexico, China and Peru.
Jensen Hughes, which is backed by Gryphon Investors, has acquired Chicago-based Hillard Heintze, a security risk management firm. No financial terms were disclosed. Livingstone provided financial advice to Hillard Heintze on the deal while XMS Capital Partners advised Gryphon Investors and Jensen Hughes

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