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Deals (M&A, Finance)
AOL is reported to have sold Bebo, the UK-based social network it bought just two years ago for $850 mm, to private equity firm Criterion Partners for under $10 mm. Based on our calculations, AOL paid the equivalent of $38 per Unique Visitor (UV) for Bebo, and sold it for under $1 per UV.
Positive price performance
The Web 2.0 public company universe rose again this week, with 60% of companies seeing their market cap rise vs. 33% falling and 7% flat.