Posts Tagged ‘Mergers’

Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5bn

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Sooner or later, Skype is bound to redefine the whole concept of telephone service …

The once-dominant software company has agreed to pay more than three times Skype’s valuation just 18 months ago

Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype, its biggest ever, is an $8.5bn (£5bn) gamble to try to catch up with Apple and Google.


Yahoo ‘Targeted for Buyout’

Friday, October 15th, 2010

With a little bit of fine tuning, it does seem like Yahoo could be a likely candidate to give Google a run for its money …

Shares rise as AOL and News Corp are reported to have been approached by private equity firms about takeover

Yahoo is being targeted by private equity companies, two years after an audacious – but unsuccessful – bid from Microsoft.