Mergers & acquisitions

Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO) has acquired Ubiquisys, a UK-based developer of 3G and LTE small cells. The deal is valued at $310 million in cash and employee retention incentives. Ubiquisys had raised around $64 million in VC funding from 5CCG/Sallfort Privatbank AG, Accel Partners, Advent Venture Partners, Atlas Venture, Yasuda, Mobile Internet Capital and Nissay Capital.

BP (LSE: BP) is seeking to sell its U.S. wind farm operations for upwards of $1.5 billion, according to Reuters.

News Corp. (Nasdaq: NWSA) is exploring the sale of a community newspaper group formerly known as Ottaway, according to the WSJ. Waller Capital is managing the process, which mostly involves community papers on the East Coast.

Rio Tinto PLC
 has hired Deutsche Bank to find buyers for control stakes in two Australian coal mines, according to the WSJ.

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