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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

 

Atomico From Zennstrom and Ljungman Part Of Founder Fund Trend (alarm:clock euro)

Atomico From Zennstrom and Ljungman Part Of Founder Fund Trend - Skype founder's investment vehicle Atomico announced its first investment in Germany-based advertising tech company Wunderloop.

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Spanish start-up Whisher promises free Wi-Fi for all (CNET News.com)

Spanish start-up Whisher promises free Wi-Fi for all - Whisher, financed by Swisscom and Benchmark Capital, encourages broadband sharing via WiFi. It competes among others with another Spain-based startup FON, backed by Google, Skype, Index Ventures and Sequoia Capital.

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LinkedIn Connects to $12.8 Million (RedHerring)

LinkedIn Connects to $12.8 Million - LinkedIn raises money from Bessemer Ventures and European Founders Fund to finance growth in Europe and compete with market leader Xing (formerly known as OpenBC).

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Jajah dreams of a 2007 IPO (GigaOM)

Jajah dreams of a 2007 IPO - Austrian-based VoIP company reported to be thinking about an IPO later this year.

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Sunday, January 07, 2007

 

Top 2006 M&As in Europe

Max Bleyleben has an excellent round-up on top European M&A transactions in 2006. 8 were above $100 million.
An unusual transaction in the technology space was the leveraged buy-out of venture-backed eDreams by private equity firm TA Associates.

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