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Riverbed Technology accepts $3.6B takeover bid

Private equity firm Thoma Bravo and a Canadian teacher pension will pay about $3.6 billion to take Riverbed Technology private a couple months after the computer networking equipment maker promised a thorough review of its ...

Dec 15, 2014
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Former NSA chief defends cybersecurity venture

Even in an era when former U.S. officials routinely profit from business ventures linked to their public service, recently retired National Security Agency chief Keith Alexander raised eyebrows when he disclosed he is working ...

Aug 05, 2014
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Cerberus interested in BlackBerry

Private equity firm Cerberus is interested in taking a look at BlackBerry's books as a prelude to a possible bid for the troubled smartphone company.

Oct 02, 2013
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Advisory firm backs Dell buyout

A key shareholder advisory firm on Monday backed a $24.4 billion private equity buyout of Dell, giving a major boost to the plan led by founder Michael Dell to reorganize the struggling computer giant.

Jul 08, 2013
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Dell panel warns of 'risk' if buyout plan fails

The special committee set up by Dell to evaluate options for the troubled computer giant warned Friday of "substantial downside risk" if shareholders reject a buyout plan led by founder Michael Dell.

Jul 05, 2013
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Michael Dell's days as CEO may be numbered

Could Michael Dell lose it all? With a bidding war now underway for Dell, efforts by its founder to regain control of the once-mighty computer maker could be backfiring.

Mar 29, 2013
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Permira buys Ancestry.com for $1.6 bn

European private equity group Permira will take over the popular Nasdaq-listed genealogy website Ancestry.com for $1.6 billion in cash, Permira announced on Monday.

Oct 22, 2012
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