News tagged with private firms

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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Japan's once-mighty tech industry has flagged

In the 1980s, Sony co-founder Akio Morita fired a verbal missile across the Pacific at Silicon Valley: Japan's supremacy in business and technology would overwhelm U.S. competitors and lead to America's decline.

Oct 19, 2012
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Soft maker Deltek to be taken private for $890.5M

(AP)—Deltek Inc. shares slid nearly 8 percent Monday after the business software company said that it was being bought by private equity firm Thoma Bravo LLC in a cash deal worth about $890.5 million.

Aug 27, 2012
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Zuckerberg's China trip sparks Facebook frenzy

The sight of a vacationing Mark Zuckerberg in Shanghai has sparked a frenzy of online speculation over the possibility Facebook might return to China, even though the site remains firmly blocked.

Mar 28, 2012
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Zayo Group buying AboveNet for $2.2B

(AP) -- Telecommunications company Zayo Group said Monday it will acquire AboveNet Inc. for $2.2 billion. Both companies offer Internet and phone services to companies over fiber-optic networks.

Mar 19, 2012
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Firm warns of hacker threat to mobile gadgets

Cyber security veterans behind startup CrowdStrike will demonstrate at the RSA conference on Wednesday that the types of attacks used against computers are heading for smartphones.

Feb 29, 2012
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