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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) – STMicroelectronics NV and Intel Corp. said Tuesday they will create a new independent semiconductor company which will supply flash memory devices for cell phones, MP3 players, digital cameras, computers and other high-tech equipment. The Swiss and American chipmaking giants said the new company will be comprised of assets which generated […]
SolarWinds, an Austin, Texas-based provider of network management software for the SMB/SME market, has acquired Neon Software Inc. of Lafayette, Calif. and ipMonitor Inc. of Gatineau, Quebec. SolarWinds has raised around $48.5 million in VC funding from Bain Capital Ventures, Insight Venture Partners and Austin Ventures. www.solarwinds.net www.ipmonitor.com www.neon.com
Thomson Financial has just released an M&A and Private Equity Snapshot, for year-to-date 2007. Here it is: M&A Snapshot.xls Bullet points include: * Private Equity M&A accounts for 20.5% of year-to-date M&A activity, up nearly 4 percentage points from last year at this time. Private Equity activity in the U.S. accounts for 35% of overall […]
Goldman Sachs and SBI Holdings today announced a joint investment program, which will deploy approximately $820 million for mid-sized Japanese companies over the next three years. And it seems that Goldman might already have some targets. According to a May 17 client research report, Goldman has identified 64 listed Japanese companies that it believes would […]
All the private equity rage today is Alltel Corp., which agreed to be acquired for $27.5 billion by TPG and Goldman Sachs. If successful, it would be the eighth-largest leveraged buyout in history – sandwiched between pending deals for First Data and Clear Channel. Here are the top ten leveraged buyouts in history, according to […]
The Blackstone Group has set terms for its initial public offering, just one day after confirming that it would sell a $3 billion non-voting stake in its management company to the government of China. The IPO terms work out to around 133.33 million common units being offered at between $29 and $31 per unit, which […]
Warner Music Group will offer EMI Group a sweetener of up to Gbp100 million if its latest bid for the troubled British music group is blocked by regulators, according to a report in The Sunday Times. The report said the size of the payment reflects the confidence of Edgar Bronfman, Warner's chairman, that a Gbp4.6 […]
ReAble Therapeutics Inc., a rehabilitation and orthopedic device company, has agreed to acquire Iomed Inc. (AMEX: IOX), a manufacturer of drug-delivery devices used primarily for the management of pain. Iomed shareholders would receive $2.75 per share in cash, for a total transaction value of approximately $22 million. ReAble was taken private last November by The […]
Main Line Broadcasting, a portfolio company of Arlington Capital Partners, has agreed to acquire ten radio stations from Radio One Inc. No financial terms were disclosed for the deal, which includes stations in the Louisville, Kentucky and Dayton, Ohio markets. www.mlbroadcasting.com
Active Interest Media Inc., an El Segundo, Calif.-based enthusiast media company, has acquired Backpacker Magazine for an undisclosed amount. AIM was formed in 2003 by Wind Point Partners. www.aimmedia.com www.backpacker.com
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