06 Oct '11, 9pm

Home Business Microsoft considering bid for Yahoo! again?

NEW YORK - Microsoft is considering a bid for Yahoo!, resurfacing as a potential buyer after a bitter and unsuccessful fight to take over the Internet company in 2008, sources close to the situation said on Wednesday. Microsoft joins a host of other companies looking at Yahoo!, which has a market value of about US$20 billion (S$26 billion) and is readying financial pitch books for potential buyers, they said. Those companies include buyout shops Providence Equity Partners, Hellman & Friedman and Silver Lake Partners, as well as Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and Russian technology investment firm DST Global, the sources said. Microsoft may seek a partner to go after Yahoo!, one of the sources said, without identifying any parties. No decision has been made and a bid may not materialise as there are internal divisions at the software company on whether it should pursue Ya...

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