Topics: Venture Capital

Huffington Post Could Be The Next Target for Private Equity

Huffington Post Could Be The Next Target for Private...

One of the week’s biggest business news has been the announcement on Tuesday that Verizon is acquiring AOL. The announcement by the two prominent US companies created big headlines and launched speculation over a number of possible spin-off deals. The most prominent was the talk that AOL might be interested in selling off Huffington Post. According to analysts, the news [...]

Mobile and Wireless Trends: $4 billion invested this year

Mobile and Wireless Trends: $4 billion invested this...

Investment in privately owned mobile technology company represented almost half of all technology investment (46%) in the first six months of this year.   This is just one of the data points that Rutberg and Co revealed in a slide deck of its latest research on VC investment in mobile, which was reported in several media outlets.  The first half [...]

Russian Mobilephone Retailer Seeks PE Instead of IPO

Russian Mobilephone Retailer Seeks PE Instead of IPO

This week, Dennis Ludkovsky, chief executive of a leading mobile phone retailer in Russia, Svyaznoy told IFR that he is looking for a private equity buyer rather than going ahead with IPO plans. The Russian entrepreneur plans to sell up to thirty percent of the company in a PE buyout. Svyaznoy sells mobile phones and provides banking services in 776 [...]