You probably heard that Dell went private via Microsoft, Silver Lake and Michael Dell [Dell and Channelnomics]. Why go private? Because Dell's main business is tanking and being public is too transparent for a company in transition as Dell is. I don't know why but I think about Avaya when I think about this deal.
An examination of the Oracle deal to acquire Acme Packet.
Just a few short days after About.me did its public launch in December 2010, it was acquired by AOL. Announced today: "Twenty-four months and several million about.me pages later, we continue our commitment to building the best personal identity service on the web. During the past two years, we've been thankful for the tremendous resources and support of our friends and partners at AOL. ... Today, we're thrilled to announce that we'll be spinning about.me back out, returning to life as an independent company that is financially backed by our management team and a truly amazing group of investors who have backed companies such as WordPress and Google. Our team will remain the same for the most part, and we'll continue our roles as co-founders."