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July 12, 2013: 11:03 AM ET

Acorn Growth Companies and The Edgewater Funds have partnered to acquire Tods Aerospace & Defence Ltd., a UK-based company focused on engineering, designing and manufacturing of advanced materials technology for aerospace and naval acoustic structures. No financial terms were disclosed, except that Caltius Capital Management and PNC Bank provided debt financing. Tods will be folded into existing Acorn and Edgewater portfolio company AGC Composites & Aerostructures.www.agcaerospace.com

Bain Capital has agreed to acquire Blackhawk Specialty Tools LLC, a Houma, La.-based maker of universal cement head manifolds, from Rock Hill Capital Group, according to an FTC filing. The deal value is around $200 million, according to LBO Wire. www.blackhawkst.com

Centerbridge Capital Partners has acquired National RV Communities LLC, owner and operator of 61 RV resorts and senior manufactured housing communities, from Almanac Realty Investors. The company has been renamed Carefree Communities Inc., and Centerbridge also has made three add-on acquisitions of individual RV resorts. The total aggregate asset value of Carefree is now approximately $650 million. www.centerbridge.com

The Eads Co., a portfolio company of CapStreet, has acquired Jatasco Inc., a Tula, Okla.-based distributor of engineered products to the energy market. No financial terms were disclosed.www.eadslink.com

Juicy Couture co-founders Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor have been speaking to private equity firms about buying back their fashion brand from Fifth & Pacific Cos. (NYSE: FNP), according to Women's Wear Daily. www.juicycouture.com

Permira has submitted a bid for the fish feed business of Norwegian salmon farmer Cermaq (Olso: CEQ) that is higher than an existing $1.1 billion offer from Bain Capital and Altor, according to Reuters. www.cermaq.com

The Riverside Company has acquired Simcro Ltd., a New Zealand-based maker of animal health-delivery systems and related products that are used for livestock. No financial terms were disclosed. It is Riverside's first-ever deal in New Zealand. www.riversidecompany.com

Siemens AG has received "tentative offers" for its postal automation and baggage-handling division, according to Reuters. Bidders include Triton Private Equity, Gores Group and Platinum Equity Partners. Citigroup is managing the process, which is expected to generate around €300 million.www.siemens.com

Transom Capital Group, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, has acquired ONE Industries, a San Diego-based maker of  motocross and mountain bike gear and accessories. No financial terms were disclosed. Sellers included Riordan, Lewis & Haden and Wedbush Capital Partners.www.oneindustries.com

Z Capital Partners is now majority shareholder in Neways Enterprises, after acquiring a minority holding from SAC Capital for an undisclosed amount. Neways is a Springville, Utah-based maker of personal care, household, and health and wellness products. www.neways.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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