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January 22, 2013: 9:54 AM ET

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 billion.www.scout24.com

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. www.infusionsoft.com

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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Dan Primack joined Fortune.com in September 2010 to cover deals and dealmakers, from Wall Street to Sand Hill Road. Previously, Dan was an editor-at-large with Thomson Reuters, where he launched both peHUB.com and the peHUB Wire email service. In a past journalistic life, Dan ran a community paper in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He currently lives just outside of Boston.

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