Thursday, September 15, 2011

Yahoo for Sale: Possible Bidders Circling, as Board Pressure Mounts - Kara Swisher - News - AllThingsD

Excerpt from a Yahoo scenario reality check

One problem is the huge cost of almost any kind of takeover and also the complexity, given much of Yahoo’s $18.5 billion valuation is due to its Asian assets.

The sale of those shares, as well as the selling off of some of Yahoo’s less core properties, makes for a very complicated situation for anyone.

Said one person looking at the company: “It is one of the more massive hairballs around.”

That is a common sentiment among many of those looking at Yahoo, which has hired Allen & Co. to manage the process.

Yahoo for Sale: Possible Bidders Circling, as Board Pressure Mounts - Kara Swisher - News - AllThingsD

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