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[qi:020] In what has to be the worst PR moves of all time, General Atlantic, a New York-based hedge fund, announced that it was backing a new buyout fund started by Jon Miller, former CEO of AOL and Ross Levinsohn, former President of Fox Interactive. No […]

[qi:020] In what has to be the worst PR moves of all time, General Atlantic, a New York-based hedge fund, announced that it was backing a new buyout fund started by Jon Miller, former CEO of AOL and Ross Levinsohn, former President of Fox Interactive.

No details on the size of the fund were offered. TechCrunch says that some reporters might have been sniffing around the story and GA decided to rush the release in order to control the message.

Reporters from Wall Street Journal perhaps? The Journal says the new company is called Velocity Investment Group and will be looking to roll up at consumer Internet and media companies, including advertising networks. WSJ says that they already have signed up letter of intent with some companies.

How long before we see more of these roll-up vehicles show up and start buying up high-traffic properties, a strategy that was pioneered by IAC’s Barry “Get Me A Bargain” Diller?

  1. [...] Levinsohn and ex-AOLer Jon Miller have started a new investment company, Velocity, that is going to gobble up Internet properties and build a massive media [...]

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  2. [...] and Jon Miller’s investment vehicle, Velocity Investment Group, that launched with much fanfare earlier this year, with backing from General Atlantic, a big East Coast hedge fund, has been working hard to close [...]

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