Microsoft will Yahoo! für 44,6 Milliarden USD kaufen:
Wire reports say that Microsoft has offered Yahoo! $31 per share or $44.6 billion. This represents a premium of 62% over last night’s closing price. Interestingly, this was the subject of a closed discussion among the Irregulars two days ago. At the time, opinion was divided as to what might happen, despite the persistent rumors.
Assuming Microsoft is successful, and quite frankly we don’t see another suitors likely to come knocking on Yahoo!’s door anytime soon, the marriage will take some consummating. On the one hand, Yahoo! is a media company while Microsoft has aspirations to become a media company. On the other hand, Yahoo! isn’t going anywhere and will take some careful management. It’s a long time since Microsoft made a strategic acquisition of this kind and it will need to muster serious management skills to make the marriage work.