KIA Classic LPGA event & PEG Deals that closed!

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And now for deals that closed!


Carlyle GroupThoma Bravo

Anytime Fitness, a Hastings, Minn.-based fitness club operator, has raised an undisclosed amount of private equity funding from Roark Capital 
Berkshire Partners has agreed to acquire Catalina Marketing, a St. Petersburg, Fla.–based consumer marketing company, from Hellman & Friedman. No financial terms were disclosed, although prior reports suggested that bids could come in at between $2 billion and $2.5 billion. Silver Lake also submitted an offer.

The Carlyle Group has agreed to acquire the South Korean security systems unit of Tyco International Inc. (NYSE: TYC) for approximately $1.93 billion in cash. It is the largest private equity deal for a Korean target since 2008.

Exponent Private Equity has acquired the assets of The Loch Lomond Distillery Co., a UK-based distiller of Scotch whiskies and vodka. No financial terms were

Fred’s Inc. (Nasdaq: FRED), a Memphis-based chain of retail discount stores and full service pharmacies, has reached out to such possible buyers as H.I.G. Capital, CVS Caremark, Walgreen Co. and Dollar General Corp., according to Bloomberg. The company’s current market cap is around $733 million.

FrontStream Holdings LLC, an online corporate philanthropy platform, has acquired TRUiST, a Washington, D.C.-based provider of philanthropy solutions. FrontStream is a portfolio company ofArsenal Capital

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. has acquired a majority stake in Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc., a Memphis, Tenn.–based provider of claims and productivity management solutions, for $2.4 billion. Sellers include Hellman & Friedman and Stone Point Capital, although Stone Point is joining KKR as a minority equity partner.

Modern Healthcare, a Monrovia, Calif.-based provider of specialty pharma services, has acquired two specialty pharmacies: Total Life Care Rx Pharmacy LLC (New Orleans) and Legacy Rx Holdings LLC (Orlando, FL). No financial terms were disclosed. Modern Healthcare is a portfolio company of Altamont Capital Partners.

Northstar Travel Media, a Secaucus, N.J.-based travel media company, has acquired Travel Weekly China, Travel Weekly Asia,and Events China from Singapore-based Contineo Media. No financial terms were disclosed. Northstar Travel is owned by Wicks Group of

Riverbed Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: RVBD) has received buyout interest at around $25 per share from such firms as Silver Lake, KKR and Thoma Bravo, according to Bloomberg. A $25 per share offer would value the San Francisco-based networking equipment company at around $4.5 billion (including debt). It recently rejected a $21 per share offer from Elliott Management Corp., which previously had offered $19 per share.

Saban Capital, Discovery CommunicationsScripps Networks and Viacom all have submitted bids for UK television broadcaster Channel 5, according to the FT. Seller Richard Desmond is seeking around £700 million.

Transpacific Industries Group (ASX: TPI) has agreed to sell its New Zealand waste management business to state-owned Beijing Capital Group for NZ$950 million (US$798m). Rival bidders included The Carlyle Group and a consortium that included two Maori tribes.

TriArtisan Capital Partners and Sentinel Capital Partners are in “advanced talks” to buy casual restaurant chain TGI Fridays from a subsidiary of Carlson Cos., according to Reuters. The deal could be valued at between $800 million and $900 million, with Morgan Joseph managing the

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