PE HUB First Read

First Read ends the week with news the U.S. suspects hackers in China breached about 4 million people’s records, Mark Zuckerberg unveils Facebook Lite app and an FDA panel backs “Viagra for women.”

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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Vodafone is in talks to buy Liberty Global, Steve Jobs has won 141 patents since his death, Outbrain files confidentially with the SEC to list on the Nasdaq and it’s Black Hole Friday, people!

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peHUB First Read

This Tuesday morning read all about Chicago Teachers’ search for a deputy exec director, an analysis of cross border LBOs and the top five European biotech SMEs.

Vodafone to buy Spain’s Ono – Reuters

Britain’s Vodafone has agreed to buy Spanish cable operator Ono for 7.2 billion euros ($10.03 billion), writes Reuters. The purchase of private equity-backed Ono will be Vodafone’s third European fixed-broadband acquisition in two years as the company seeks to improve its networks and shore up its European businesses after the $130 billion sale of its U.S. arm.


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This Monday morning First Read brings you the latest on life sciences in Europe, Greyrock almost halfway to raising its third mezz fund and Vodafone to buy Spain’s Ono for over $10 billion.

SingTel Pays $321M For Amobee

Singapore Telecommunications Ltd., or SingTel, said Monday that it would pay $321 million to acquire Amobee Inc., a Redwood City, Calif.-based developer of mobile advertising technology. Amobee has raised venture financing from investors including Cisco Systems, Motorola, Telefonica, Vodafone, Accel Partners, Globespan Capital Partners and Sequoia Capital. SingTel is 55% owned by Singapore sovereign investor […]

TechStars Raises the Ante In The Startup Accelerator Race, And Another $24M In Funding

Interest in seed stage incubators, accelerators and entrepreneurial funds continues at full bore, with companies, firms and universities all getting into the act. Vodafone early this month opened the doors of its Silicon Valley research center to startups with the hope of encouraging faster innovation on its network. Carnegie Mellon University, not to be left […]


Vodafone Opens Silicon Valley Startup Accelerator

Everyone these days seems to be getting into the startup accelerator business. Why not an international mobile phone giant? Why not, indeed. Vodafone on Thursday become the latest institution to open a Silicon Valley accelerator with the aim of sparking innovation, and, according to a press release set for distribution, providing “potential financial assistance.” In […]

Vodafone May Sell Its 25% In Polish Mobile Operator

(Reuters) – British telecom Vodafone (VOD.L: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) may sell its 25 percent stake in Polish mobile operator Polkomtel, which could spur the sale of Polkomtel shares by its Polish owners, PKN’s (PKNA.WA: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) deputy CEO said on Thursday. Asked if Vodafone would sell its stake in Polkomtel, […]

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