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Microsoft : No Reason to Raise Yahoo Bid

Two months after making its $44.6 billion bid to acquire Yahoo, Microsoft has no plans to increase its bid even after Yahoo rejected the initial takeover price and has spoken with AOL and other companies to form merger alternatives.

From Reuters :

Although some technology blogs have speculated that Microsoft is planning to raise its bid, one person familiar with the company’s plans said Microsoft does not feel the need to pay more because no viable strategic alternatives have emerged.

Microsoft also feels comfortable biding its time because a recent roadshow by top Yahoo executives, intended to shore up support among U.S. institutional investors and prove the bid was too low, was “underwhelming,” one of these people said.

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Loren Baker is the Founder of SEJ, an Advisor at Alpha Brand Media and runs Foundation Digital, a digital marketing strategy & development agency.
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