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Private equity takes two approaches to Yahoo: sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Private equity firms including KKR and TPG Capital are looking to potentially buy minority stakes of up to 20 percent in Yahoo Inc with an eye to eventually taking over the whole company, people with knowledge of the situation said. These buyout firms have signed confidentiality…

Yahoo sale process heats up

(Reuters) – Yahoo has signed confidentiality agreements with several parties interested in a deal ahead of Friday’s deadline, according to people familiar with the matter. The Sunnyvale, California-based Internet icon said potential buyers had to sign the agreement, which would allow them to take a closer look at Yahoo’s financial…

Google, PE firms mull bid for Yahoo: report

(Reuters) - Google Inc has spoken to at least two private equity firms about possibly helping them finance a deal to buy Yahoo Inc’s core business, The Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing a person familiar with the matter. Google and prospective partners have held preliminary discussions but have not come up with a formal proposal, and…

Google, PE firms mull bid for Yahoo: report

(Reuters) – Google Inc has spoken to at least two private equity firms about possibly helping them finance a deal to buy Yahoo Inc’s core business, The Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing a person familiar with the matter. Google and prospective partners have held preliminary discussions but have…

Yang eyes Yahoo buyout with private equity

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – For the last few years, a widely circulated joke about Jerry Yang was that he had the best tan in Silicon Valley from all the time he spent on Stanford University’s golf course. But the jests stopped about six months ago, when the Yahoo Inc…

Alibaba chief ‘interested’ in buying Yahoo!

The head of Chinese Internet giant Alibaba is “interested” in buyingYahoo! and has been approached by private equity firms and other groups about doing a deal, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. Jack Ma, chief executive of Alibaba, China’s top online retailer, was quoted as making the comments at a “China 2.0″ event at Stanford University on Friday, according to…

MySpace may trim down to win suitors

SAN FRANCISCO – Reports surfaced on Friday that faded social networking star MySpace may cut more staff to be attractive to suitors. A Wall Street Journal report cited unnamed sources as indicating News Corp. might make MySpace leaner for potential buyers including music video service Vevo, China-based Internet company Tencent,…

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