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.
Bloomberg says Dell is in buyout talks with at least two private-equity firms and that the discussions are preliminary and could fall apart.
The company is reportedly planning to lay off 2,500 employees and sell a portion of its operation to Sony or Panasonic.
The process for rating and ranking small pre-public companies has uses beyond just sorting startups.
The service, which sells warranties for consumer electronics and appliances, plans to use proceeds to fund company growth.
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.
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.
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.
In a report to Congress, the Federal Reserve Board chairwoman cautions that equity valuations for companies like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn are "substantially stretched."
"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