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November 27, 2012: 10:51 AM ET

Chassis Brakes International Group, a French portfolio company of KPS Capital Partners, has acquired substantially all of the assets of Autocast and Forge Pty Ltd., an Australian cast iron foundry for the automotive industry. www.kpsfund.com

First Reserve Corp. has agreed to acquire Ameriforge Group Inc., a Houston, Texas–based maker of forged components, sub-systems and fully-integrated systems to markets like energy and transportation, from an affiliate of TanglewoodInvestments Inc. No financial terms were disclosed.www.ameri-forgegroup.com

The Gores Group has acquired DMN Ltd., a British provider of mobile communications network engineering support and staffing. No financial terms were disclosed for the deal, which was done in partnership with company founder David Matton. www.gores.com

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. is in talks to acquire Brazilian health insurance company Golden Cross Planos de Saúde SA, according to Valor Econômico. The deal could be worth around $530 million, with Deutsche Bank managing the process. www.goldencross.com.br

Lincolnshire Management has acquired National Pen Co., a San Diego–based provider of direct mail promotional pens and other products, from Berwind Corp. No financial terms were disclosed. Harris Williams & Co. managed the process. www.nationalpen.com

Madison Dearborn Partners has invested an undisclosed amount into Aderant Holdings, an Atlanta–based maker ofbusiness management software for law and professional services. Existing Aderant shareholder Vista Equity Partners and company management will retain "significant ownership positions." www.aderant.com

Mason Wells has acquired Whitehall Specialties Inc., a Whitehall, Wis.-based maker of custom imitation and processed cheese products. No financial terms were disclosed.www.whitehallspecialties.com

Monomoy Capital Partners has acquired the assets of MPI LLC, a Southfield, Mich.–based maker of metal components for powertrain systems, hydraulic systems and other safety-critical automotive and industrial applications. No financial terms were disclosed. The seller was Revstone Industries LLC.www.mcpfunds.com

TPG Capital has completed its previously-announced acquisition of FleetPride, an aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, from Investcorp and Ridgemont Equity Partners. The deal was valued at more than $1 billion. www.fleetpride.com

Versa Capital Management has acquired Peterborough, N.H.-based outdoor retailer Eastern Mountain Sports from J.H. Whitney & Co. for an undisclosed amount. www.ems.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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