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Kaspersky Gets U.S. Investor

Kaspersky Lab, the world’s fourth-biggest provider of end-user Internet security software, is planning acquisitions in the United States and Europe after selling 20 percent of its shares to private-

equity group General Atlantic, executive director Yevgeny Buyakin said in an interview Thursday.

A shareholder in Kaspersky agreed to sell the percent stake for $200 million, Vedomosti reported Thursday, citing a person familiar with the transaction. With offices in 29 countries, Kaspersky had revenue of $391 million in 2009, Buyakin said. Sales increased 35 percent to 40 percent in 2010.


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