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Private equity firm to buy LightSquared

The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that the private equity firm Centerbridge Partners has a tentative deal to buy wireless broadband provider LightSquared out of bankruptcy in a deal worth $3.3 billion.

By Dec. 11, 2013


Dell in talks with private-equity firms to go private, report says

Bloomberg says Dell is in buyout talks with at least two private-equity firms and that the discussions are preliminary and could fall apart.

By Jan. 14, 2013


Olympus eyes layoffs, equity stake sale in wake of scandal

The company is reportedly planning to lay off 2,500 employees and sell a portion of its operation to Sony or Panasonic.

By May. 30, 2012


EquityNet claims crowdfunding patent

The process for rating and ranking small pre-public companies has uses beyond just sorting startups.

By Mar. 28, 2012


SquareTrade snags $238 million growth equity investment

The service, which sells warranties for consumer electronics and appliances, plans to use proceeds to fund company growth.

By Jan. 25, 2012


Private equity firm acquires Hasselblad

The storied medium-format camera maker is in new hands as Ventizz Capital Partners acquires it. The private equity firm plans to invest capital for growth.

By Jun. 30, 2011


Soros joins private equity heavy in clean energy fund

Silver Lake Kraftwerk, funded by Silver Lake and Soros Fund Management, is a newly created fund to invest in clean energy technology companies that need growth capital to scale up.

By Feb. 24, 2011


Gates Foundation makes first equity investment

The Microsoft co-founder's charitable organization has taken a stake in Inigral, a Facebook app developer focused on helping colleges connect with and retain students.

By Feb. 9, 2011


Is advertising dead? The third way of building brand equity

"Advertising is failure," says Jeff Jarvis, and he thinks "media only get in the way of customer relationships." And indeed, how will you make more friends at a party? Showing up with a big banner around your neck that says "I am a great friend" or engagi

By Jun. 7, 2009


Yahoo sells Kelkoo to U.K. private-equity firm

Christmas comes early for Yahoo, according to a TechCrunch report, as the ailing Internet search company sells its comparison-shopping to Jamplant for less than $125 million.

By Nov. 21, 2008