Sunday, July 03, 2016

The tick-tock story of how LinkedIn shopped itself to Microsoft, Salesforce and Google - Recode

Cash rules -- check the source for the play-by-play

"Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff previously told Recode that he gave LinkedIn — which sold for $26 billion — a serious look. And as Recode reported, Party A was Salesforce and the other potential suitors — Party B and Party D — were Google and Facebook, respectively. We do not yet know who Party C is.

Here, courtesy of LinkedIn’s filing, is the play-by-play of the corporate courtship, detailing how LinkedIn’s senior leadership, namely its founder and board chair Reid Hoffman, upped the price by $30 a share."
The tick-tock story of how LinkedIn shopped itself to Microsoft, Salesforce and Google - Recode
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