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WSJ.com: F+W Media Makes a Crafty Acquisition



The Morning Leverage: F+W Media Makes a Crafty Acquisition
By Thomas Dunford

F+W Media, which in 2010 did an out-of-court restructuring that diluted Abry Partners’ stake and wiped out minority backer Providence Equity Partners, is acquiring Aspire Media from Frontenac Co. and Catalyst InvestorsBeina Xu reports for LBO Wire. Aspire does business as Interweave, a publisher of print and digital content for art-and-craft enthusiasts, who we would have thought would prefer to get their news via embroidered throw pillows rather than magazines, but apparently not.

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Codero Hosting Launches Smart Server Hosting

Codero Hostin, a leading provider of dedicated, managed, and cloud hosting services, announced today the availability of Smart Server hosting solutions. Codero Smart Servers are an innovative and powerful hosting platform that naturally merges the best capabilities of dedicated server and cloud computing technologies.

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Catalyst News

Catalyst Closes Third Fund

“Catalyst’s cohesive team, proven track record, cogent strategy and commitment to transparency enabled us to attract a number of highly-regarded institutional investors new to our firm,” said Gene Wolfson, partner with Catalyst Investors and head of the firm’s investor relations and business development.

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