Russian investment fund has acquired Linux-distro Mandriva to build on its base operating system of national

On the deal told CNews the head of the investment department fund NGI Tatiana Chapaykina. The Fund has acquired a minority stake in French company Mandriva, Producer eponymous Linux-distribution. The transaction amount and size of the acquired package were not disclosed. We only know that the transaction was effected through the purchase of shares from existing shareholders Mandriva. NGI - European fund with the participation of Russian investors, established in 2008 and still does not invest in IT, told Chapaykina.

For information on joining the number of shareholders Mandriva investors from Russia confirmed CNews Svetlana Semavina, director of marketing - Russian partner, the French company. Earlier in an interview with French edition LeMagIT CEO Mandriva Laprevote Arnaud (Arnaud Lapr? Vote) reported that the company has found an investor, who will lead it out of loss and help to find an adequate business model. Investor Laprevote not name, but assured that the community of Mandriva users may no longer worry about the future of the product.

6 July 2010

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