Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Google and Microsoft, among candidates to buy Yahoo

The computer giants Google and Microsoft are among the possible candidates to buy Yahoo , after the poor performance of the popular web portal, according to the newspaper reported Saturday Wall Street Journal.

Microsoft, already made ​​a bid for Yahoo in 2008 by 47,500 million dollars, would be in talks with private equity firm Silver Lake Partners and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board through a mixture of preferred shares and bonds , although the transaction price has not transpired.

Bill Gates's company currently has an agreement with Yahoo to develop a search engine set .

Google comes in.

At the same time, the financial newspaper indicates that Google would have analyzed the acquisition of Yahoo , also through private equity firms.However, Google executives are aware that one such operation would cause a more than possible investigation by the federal government for possible harm to competition and monopoly .

The rumors about the sale of Yahoo have soared this week after the results of the popular Web site that showed a profit drop of 26% in the third quarter of this year, for the same period in 2010.

In addition, the surprise dismissal of the CEO , Carol Bartz, in September and had shown the nervousness and uncertainty within Yahoo at the inability to adapt to market changes.

Currently, Yahoo has a market value of approximately 20,000 million dollars (about 14,400 million euros).


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