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1. Question of the Week: Does Zuck Do Enough to Protect Your Privacy?by Luisa Beltran
2. Electric Car Startup Aptera Shuts Down, Idealab Takes Hit of More than $20MReuters
3. Founders Fund on Monday Meetings, Patience, and That New $625 Million Fundby Connie Loizos
4. Slideshow: Maine Reveals Bite Taken By Fees, Expensesby David Toll
5. Zynga Rival Nexon Prices IPOby Reuters
6. Facebook Said to Acquire Gowalla as Internal Hiring Expandsby Reuters
7. VCJ Cover Story: The Rise of the Celeb Investorsby Tom Stein
8. Eight Steps To Mastering Small Company Acquisitionsby Ben Smith
9. Tony Roma’s Still Up For Sale, while Krystal Co. Auction in Second Stageby Luisa Beltran
10. VC Takes Off in Brazil, But First, a Giant Leap of Faithby Connie Loizos

Tony Roma’s Still Up For Sale, while Krystal Co. Auction in Second Stage

Now a little bit of restaurant deal info.

It’s been a while since I’ve heard anything on the Tony Roma’s auction. In fact, I thought the process was dead.

This isn’t true, I’m hearing. In fact, the auction of the casual dining chain known for its ribs is still going on, sources say. I’m not sure what is taking so long, but Tony Roma’s is in talks with some restaurant groups (I assume this means strategics), sources say.

Top 10 List: Your Favorite HUB Posts This Week

What stories did your colleagues find to be must-read this past week? Below are the 10 posts that were most popular with regular readers of peHUB:

Miami Shop Eyes $450 Million for Growth Buyouts, by Bernard Vaughan

Arsenal Capital to Reload with Fund III, by Jon Marino

Banned for Life: Catching up with Entrepreneur Noah Kagan, by Connie Loizos

As Froth Makes Comeback, So Does ‘Sudden Wealth Syndrome,’ by Connie Loizos

BrightSource IPO Could Make Big Winners of VantagePoint, DFJ, by Mark Boslet

Welsh Carson Looking for “Toeholds”: Queally, by Bernard Vaughan

CI Capital Raises $620M for Roll-Up Deals, by Steve Bills

Poll Results: Majority Believes White iPhone 4 Will Be Released But Most Would Still Buy iPhone 5, by Luisa Beltran

Tony Roma’s, Known for Its Ribs, is Up for Sale, by Luisa Beltran

Patria, Backed by Blackstone, Seen Smashing $900M target of Fourth Fund, by Luisa Beltran

Tony Roma’s, Known for Its Ribs, Is Up for Sale

Highland Capital Management has put Tony Roma’s up for sale, sources say.

Five bidders, a mix of strategics and private equity, are vying for the company, one person said. Houlihan Lokey is advising. The auction began one month ago, the source said.

One banker said the sale of Tony Roma’s is a small deal. The company has less than $20 million EBITDA, the banker said. A strategic is expected to acquire Tony Roma’s, the first source said.

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