Mergers & acquisitions

January 22, 2013, 7:54 PM UTC

Deutsche Telekom is considering a sale of Scout24, a German Internet marketplace for such things as real estate, electronics and cars, according to the FT. A sale could value Scout24 at around €1.5

Infusionsoft, a Chandler, Ariz.-based provider of all-in-one sales and marketing software for small businesses, has acquired GroSocial, an Orem, Utah–based provider of software that lets small businesses to build and track social media marketing campaigns. No financial terms were disclosed. Infusionsoft has raised around $71 million in VC funding, including a $54 million growth equity round from Goldman Sachs. Other Infusionsoft backers include Mohr Davidow Ventures and Signal Peak Ventures. GroSocial was seeded by Kickstart Seed Fund, Monarch Ventures, Rock & Hammer Ventures and individual angels.

Apollo Global Management and Oaktree Capital have agreed to acquire a 95.5% stake in Australian television network Nine Entertainment, as part of a A$3.6 billion recapitalization plan, according to Reuters. Apollo and Oaktree are both Nine Entertainment creditors, and will swap debt for equity. Prior majority equity holder CVC Capital Partners would retain just a 1% stake, while mezzanine debt holders (led by Goldman Sachs) would receive a 3.4% stake.

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