The issue of Yahoo Acquisition by Microsoft


Yahoo Acquisition


The issue of acquisition of Yahoo by Microsoft pushed back. Companies engaged in the IT field is reportedly eyeing Yahoo again.

Yahoo, which currently has a market value of 20 billion U.S. dollars, is seeking a strategic investor since ejecting Carol Bartz as CEO in September 2011.

Several other companies that Yahoo is trying to hook the attention of Providence Equity Partners; Hellman & Friedman; Silver Lake Partners; enterprise e-commerce giant China, which Alibaba, and technology investment firms from Russia, namely the Global DST.

Yahoo shares immediately jumped to 10.1 percent to 15.92 dollars after rumors circulated. However, at the close on Thursday (10/06/2011) on Nasdaq, shares of Yahoo fell to 15.34 U.S. dollars. As for Microsoft's stock closed up 2.2 percent higher to 25.89 U.S. dollars.


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Microsoft has a great chance in Yahoo Acquisition

Market view, Microsoft became one of the most potential investors to the stock tucked Yahoo. The combination of both are expected to form an ecosystem that is tough enough.

Microsoft and Yahoo's own record has a pretty good relationship. In 2009, both have announced a cooperation in the search business (integration Bing), online advertising, and more cooperation.

That's what makes the prediction that Microsoft has a greater chance than other potential investors. "The value of Yahoo is not grown in recent years. Some executives felt compelled to do something for the sake of continuity of the company's business forward," said the executive source told Reuters.

He continued, Goldman Sachs and Allen & Co. as financial adviser to Yahoo is preparing financial information to prospective strategic investors. Unfortunately, until the news was revealed, Yahoo and Microsoft officials are reluctant to give comment.

Just a flashback, in 2008, Microsoft had offered Yahoo a price of 47.5 billion U.S. dollars, equivalent to 33 dollars per share. Unfortunately, the seduction founder of Yahoo, Jerry Yang, then, that Microsoft is re-pricing their bids, immediately got a crude rejection of Microsoft's CEO.

The offer from Yahoo made by Jerry Yang on the sidelines of the Web 2.0 Conference in San Francisco after the void Yahoo working with Google in the advertising field in 2008.

Google resign because of cooperation between them would be disputed by the Government of the United States for violating laws on business competition there.

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