Warburg Pincus acquires Universal Services of America

Warburg Pincus said Tuesday that it closed its majority investment in Universal Services of America. Financial terms weren’t announced. Partners Group was the seller. Santa Ana, California-based Universal Services provides security services. Baird advised Partners Group.


Interactive Data files to go public

Interactive Data Holdings Corp. has filed confidentially with the SEC for a possible IPO. New York-based Interactive Data did not disclose the number of shares it would offer or their price range; that will likeoy come in future filings. Interactive Data, a financial data provider, is owned by Silver Lake Group LLC and Warburg Pincus LLC. The company said it plans to use proceeds from the proposed IPO to reduce debt and for other general corporate purposes.


Endurance Energy to buy StonePoint Energy

Endurance Energy Ltd., a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus, has agreed to buy StonePoint Energy Inc. C$0.078125 per share. Calgary, Canada-based StonePont is a junior oil and gas company.


Warburg-led group invests $100 mln in Vincom Retail

A Warburg Pincus-led consortium has invested another $100 million in Vincom Retail, a subsidiary of Vingroup Joint Stock Co. The Warburg-led group has invested a total of $300 million in Vincom Retail, including $200 million in May 2013. Vincom Retail is a shopping mall operator in Vietnma with 20 malls in operation or under development.


Mercator buys Catapult International

Mercator said Wednesday it has acquired Catapult International. Financial terms weren’t announced. Kansas City-based Catapult is a technology-enabled solutions provider for freight forwarders, shippers, and carriers worldwide. Mercator is backed by Warburg Pincus.


VC-backed Avalara buys VAT Applications

Avalara Inc. said Tuesday it acquired VAT Applications NV. Financial terms weren’t announced. VAT, of Brighton, United, Kingdom, develops compliance software and services for businesses. Investors of Avalara include Sageview Capital, Battery Ventures, Warburg Pincus, Technology Crossover Ventures and Arthur Ventures.


Outset Medical picks up $91 mln

San Jose, California-based Outset Medical, a provider of dialysis technology, has raised $91 million in funding. Fidelity Research and Management Company led the round with participation from return backers Warburg Pincus, The Vertical Group, Partner Fund Management LP, Perceptive Advisors and CRG.


Henkel, Coty submit binding bids for P&G assets: Reuters

Henkel & Co KGaA AG (HNKG_p.DE) and Coty Inc (COTY.N), both of which have personal care and cosmetics businesses, made binding offers to buy separate parts of Procter & Gamble Co’s (PG.N) beauty businesses worth up to a total of $12 billion, sources told Reuters News.


VC-baced Avalara acquires EZtax

Avalara has bought EZtax, a tax compliance solutions provider for the telecommunication sector. No financial terms were disclosed. Avalara’s backers include Sageview Capital, Battery Ventures, Warburg Pincus, Technology Crossover Ventures and Arthur Ventures.


Warburg closed Sterigenics buy

Warburg Pincus has closed its buy of a majority of Sterigenics International. Financial terms weren’t announced. GTCR, which was the seller, will retain a minority. The deal was valued at $2 billion, Reuters News has reported. Deerfield, Illinois-based Sterigenics provides contract sterilization services.

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