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October 30, 2012: 10:28 AM ET

Clean Harbors Inc. (NYSE: CLH) has agreed to acquire Safety-Kleen Inc., a Plano, Texas-based provider of oil collection, re-refining and recycling in North America, for $1.25 billion in cash. The deal is expected to close by year-end. Safety-Kleen had recently filed for a $400 million IPO, and reports $135 million in net income for 2011 on around $1.28 billion in revenue.
Shareholders include Highland Capital Management (39.3% stake), Contrarian Capital Management (18.3%), JPMorgan Partners (14.7%) and GSC Group (9.2%). www.safety-kleen.com

Bayer Healthcare has agreed to acquire Salt Lake City-based nutritional supplement maker SchiffNutrition International Inc. (NYSE: SHF) for approximately $1.2 billion, or $34 per share. TPG Capitalacquired around a 25% stake in Schiff two years ago. www.schiffnutrition.com

Warburg Pincus has hired Credit Suisse to find a buyer for its 70% stake in India-based Alliance Tire Group, according to local press reports. Warburg acquired the position in 2007 for $150 million.www.warburgpincus.com

Riverbed Technology (Nasdaq: RVBD) has agreed to acquire OpNet Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: OPNT), a provider of network and application performance management solutions. The $43 per share deal values OpNet at approximately $921 million. www.riverbed.com

JDA Software (Nasdaq: JDAS), a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based enterprise software provider, has hired JPMorgan to find a buyer, according to Reuters. The company's market cap is approximately $1.5 billion, and the "sale process is at an advanced stage." www.jda.com

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Dan Primack joined Fortune.com in September 2010 to cover deals and dealmakers, from Wall Street to Sand Hill Road. Previously, Dan was an editor-at-large with Thomson Reuters, where he launched both peHUB.com and the peHUB Wire email service. In a past journalistic life, Dan ran a community paper in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He currently lives just outside of Boston.

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