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Groupon Receives $344 Million in Founders Liquidity in Recent $950 Million Secondary Round

Earlier this month I wrote an article on Business Insider explaining how I believed Groupon may have used Google as its BATNA (best alternative to a negotiated agreement) to create more liquidity, and it appears they may have done just … Continue reading

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How Groupon May Have Used Google As Its BATNA To Create More Liquidity!

As we’ve said before, the need for growth companies to be acquired or chase that rubber chicken laced road show circuit to go public through an IPO aren’t private companies only option anymore.  While the world can only speculate as … Continue reading

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DST Buys ICQ For $187 Million – Did Zuckerberg Miss The Writing On The Wall?

SocialBeat’s Dean Takahashi reports that Digital Sky Technologies (DST) has agreed to pay AOL $187.5 million for ICQ, the largest instant messaging service in Russia, and a number of other markets.  According to Time Warner, ICQ has over 100 million … Continue reading

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Groupon Raises $135MM From DST At $1.3 Billion Valuation

DST (Digital Sky Technologies) just invested $135 million into social commerce service Groupon. Like their previous investments in Facebook and Zynga, most of the capital provided by DST will be used to buyback equity from Groupon’s 90+ employees as well … Continue reading

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