By Dan Primack
August 5, 2013

IBT Media, the publisher of International Business Times, has agreed to acquire Newsweek toIAC/InterActiveCorp (NasdaqGS:IACI). No financial terms were disclosed for the deal, which includes the Newsweek brand and online publication operations (excluding The Daily Beast).

Kout Food Group
 (Kuwait: KOUTFOOD) has acquired Little Chef, a British roadside restaurant company, for approximately £15 million. www.little-chef.co.uk

Marubeni Corp.
 (Tokyo: 8002) has agreed to pay upwards of €100 million for around a 25% stake in Irish wind and solar energy project company Mainstream Renewable Power Ltd. www.mainstreamrp.com

Marubeni Corp.
 (Tokyo: 8002) has agreed to acquire a 50% stake in National Power International Holdings BVGDF Suez’s (Paris: GSZ) portfolio of thermal and renewable power projects in Portugal. No financial terms were disclosed. www.gdfsuez.com

Miramax
 and Weinstein Co. have held merger discussions, according to The Wall Street Journal. Harvey and Bob Weinstein founded film studio Miramax, before eventually selling it to Disney and creating Weinstein Co. www.miramax.com

The New York Times Co.
 (NYSE: NYT) has agreed to sell The Boston Globe to Boston Red Sox owner John Henry for $70 million in cash. The deal also includes all of the Globe’s digital properties (including Boston.com), plus the Worcester Telegram & Gazette and a 49% stake in the Metro Boston paper. The New York Times Co. originally paid $1.1 billion to buy the Boston Globe in 1993.www.bostonglobe.com

Wayfair.com, a Boston-based online retailer of home furnishings and décor, has acquiredDwellStudio, a lifestyle retailer specializing in modern home furnishings. No financial terms were disclosed. Wairfair has raised more than $200 million in VC funding from firms like Battery Ventures, HarbourVest Partners, Great Hill Partners and Spark Capital. www.wayfair.com

Blinkx (AIM: BLNX), a UK-based video search engine, has agreed to acquire Grab Media, a Dulles, Va.-based digital video syndication and advertising platform, for an undisclosed amount of cash. Grab Media had raised over $34 million in VC funding from Court Square Ventures, Longworth Venture Partners, SCP Worldwide and SoftBank Capital. www.blinkx.com

NTT Communications Corp. (Tokyo:9432) has agreed to acquire a 91.2% stake in French phone and online conferencing services provider Arkadin International SAS from AXA Private Equity. No financial terms were disclosed. www.arkadin.com

Rotunda Capital Partners has sold its stake in Worldwide Express, a Dallas-based provider of air and ground shipping-related services to small and mid-sized businesses, to an unidentified investor group. No financial terms were disclosed. www.wwex.com

Terra Firma has agreed to sell the parent company of Phoenix Natural Gas Ltd., Northern Ireland’s largest natural gas distribution and energy services company, to Utilities Trust of Australia and The Royal Bank of Scotland Group Pension Fund (both managed by Hastings, an Australian infrastructure fund manager). No financial terms were disclosed. www.phoenixgroupni.com

Vector Capital has sold Teletrac, a Garden Grove, Calif.–based GPS tracking and fleet management software company, to Danaher Corp. (NYSE: DHR). No financial terms were disclosed.www.teletrac.com

Athlon Energy Inc., a Fort Worth, Texas-based oil and gas company focused on the Permian Basin, raised around $316 million in its IPO. The company priced nearly 15.79 million shares at $20 per share (high end of $18-$20 range), and has begun trading on the NYSE under ticker symbol ATHL. Citigroup and Goldman Sachs served as lead underwriters. The company reports $53 million of net income on $157 million in revenue for 2012. It is controlled by Apollo Global Management.www.althonenergy.com

Control4 Corp., a Salt Lake City-based provider of automation and control solutions for the connected home, raised $64 million in its IPO. The company priced 4 million shares at $16 per share (middle of $15-$17 range), for an initial market cap of approximately $354 million. It has begun trading on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol CTRL, while BoA Merrill Lynch and Raymond James served as co-lead underwriters. Control4 had raised nearly $80 million in VC funding, from Foundation Capital (28.5% pre-IPO stake), Thomas Weisel Venture Partners (16.4%), Signal Peak Ventures (12.7%), Frazier Technology Ventures (12.3%) and Cisco Systems (10.8%). www.control4.com

Marrone Bio Innovations, a Davis, Calif.-based maker of bio-based pest management and plant health products, raised $57 million in its IPO. The company priced 4.8 million shares at $12 per share, compared to plans to price 4.25 million shares at between $14 and $176 per share. It has begun trading on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol MBII, while Jefferies and Piper Jaffray served as lead underwriters. Shareholders include Syngenta Ventures (11.9% pre-IPO stake), One Earth Capital (7.7%), Stuart Mill Venture Partners (7.3%), Clean Pacific Ventures (7.1%), The Contrarian Group (6.9% pre-IPO stake), Mitsui & Co. and Saffron Hill Ventures. www.marroneorganicinnovations.com

CommScope Inc., a Hickory, N.C.-based provider of infrastructure solutions for communications networks, has filed for a $750 million IPO. It plans to trade under ticker symbol COMM, with J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank and BoA Merrill Lynch leading a 10-bank underwriting group. The company reports $17 million in net income on over $1.7 billion of revenue for the first half of 2013, compared to an $11 million net loss on nearly $1.6 billion in revenue for the year-earlier period. The Carlyle Grouptook CommScope private in early 2011 for $3.9 billion, and holds a 98.4% ownership stake.www.commscope.com

FireEye Inc., a Milpitas, Calif.-based provider of cyber attack protection, has filed for a $175 million IPO. It plans to trade under ticker symbol FEYE, with Morgan Stanley listed as left lead. The company reports a $67 million net loss on $62 million in revenue for the first half of 2013, compared to a $14 million net loss on $30 million in revenue for the year-earlier period. The company has raised over $85 million in VC funding from Sequoia Capital (21.1% pre-IPO stake), Norwest Venture Partners (20.4%), DAG Ventures (10.3%), JAFCO Ventures (7.4%), Silicon Valley Bank (6.3%), Juniper Networks, Goldman Sachs and In-Q-Tel. www.fireeye.com

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, a Boston-based educational publisher, has filed for a $100 million IPO. It plans to trade under ticker symbol HMHC, with Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley listed as lead underwriters. The company reports a $152 million net loss on $530 million in revenue for the first half of 2013, compared to a $120 million net loss on $509 million in revenue for the year-earlier period. Shareholders include Paulson & Co. (26% pre-IPO stake), Anchorage Advisors (11.2%), Avenue Capital (8.7%), Blackrock (7.5%), Q Investments (7.4%) and Oak Hill Advisors (5.7%).www.hmhco.com

Sophiris Bio Inc., a La Jolla, Calif.-based developer of drugs for the treatment of urological diseases, has set its IPO terms to 5 million shares being offered at $13 per share. It would have an initial market cap of around $104 million, and plans to trade on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol SPHS. The company’s shares already are listed on the TSX under symbol SHS. Citigroup and Leerink Swann are serving as lead underwriters. Shareholders include Warburg Pincus (52.3% ownership stake) and BC Advantage Funds (11.5%). www.sophirisbio.com

Third Point Reinsurance, a Bermuda-based specialty property and casualty reinsurer, has set its IPO terms to 22.22 million shares being offered at between $12.50 and $14.50 per share. It plans to trade on the NYSE under ticker symbol TPRE, with J.P. Morgan, Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley serving as co-lead underwriters. Backers include Kelso & Co., Pine Brook Road Partners and Dan Loeb. www.thirdpointre.bm

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