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October 12, 2012: 10:11 AM ET

Ares Management has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Smart & Final, a Commerce, Calif.-based food and grocery retailer, from Apollo Global Management. The deal is valued at approximately $975 million. www.smartandfinal.com

Bain Capital has agreed to acquire the Asian call center business of Spain's Telefónica for €1 billion. www.baincapital.com

Clayton Dubilier & Rice
has completed its previously-announced $1.05 billion acquisition of wedding-dress retailer David's Bridal from TPG Capital and Leonard Green & Partners. Leonard Green remained a minority shareholder. TPG and Leonard Green acquired David's Bridal for $750 million in 2007. www.cdr-inc.com

, a French provider of software solutions for the financial sector, has acquired DMLT, a Tampa, Fla.-based provider of investor reporting and portal services for the alternative asset community. No financial terms were disclosed. eFront is a portfolio company of Francisco Partners and Vorndran Mannheims Capital. www.efront.com

KRG Capital Partners
has acquired Home Solutions Holdings LLC, a provider of home infusion therapy services in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. No financial terms were disclosed. www.infusioncare.com

Lindstrom Metric LLC
, a portfolio company of Harbour Group, has acquired Bossard Metrics Inc., an Elk Grove Village, Ill.-based provider of metric fasteners to the U.S. distribution market, from Bossard Group (Swiss: BOS). No financial terms were disclosed. www.bossard.com

TPG Capital has abandoned it's a$694 million, or A$1.45 per share, bid for Australian surfwear company Billabong International Ltd. (ASX: BBG). Bain Capital had previously dropped out of the process. www.billabong.com

Trivest Partners
has acquired Wise Company Inc., a supplier of freeze dried and dehydrated food products to the emergency preparedness and outdoor markets. No financial terms were disclosed. www.trivest.com

WJ Partners has acquired Pure Barre, a Denver-based franchisor of ballet barre workout studios. No financial terms were disclosed. www.purebarre.com

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