April 7, 2008

Yahoo indeed seems to want an all cash deal

The Microsoft/Yahoo negotiation is in a very public phase right now. In its latest letter, the Yahoo board makes two references to “certainty,” in one case spelling out that this encompasses “certainty of value” and “certainty of closing.”

It’s hard to imagine what the former could mean other than “Please make an all-cash offer (or, better yet, go away).” But I previously noted, Microsoft can indeed afford to buy Yahoo entirely for cash.

The latter part is a reference to the antitrust boogeyman, obviously a non-trivial concern whenever Microsoft is involved.

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2 Responses to “Yahoo indeed seems to want an all cash deal”

  1. The Team on April 13th, 2008 4:44 pm

    Seems Yahoo is trying to up the ante a bit, too..
    Suddenly there are Google-based ads in Yahoo’s SERP’s!

    The Team

  2. Marketing Articles on April 14th, 2008 1:40 am

    Yahoo! is smart enough.


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