Dallas, Texas 07/24/2014 (FINANCIALSTRENDS) – Yahoo! Inc (NASDAQ:YHOO) is definitely swimming against much of the tide bravely, but detractors continue to showcase theories which see the dismantling of one of internet’s first success. While there is speculation about Yahoo’s future, there are some theories which propose that the most beneficial way out would be for one of yahoo’s partners to acquire the parent company.
This is how the story is doing the rounds.
Yahoo! Inc (NASDAQ:YHOO) largest shareholder is apparently mulling the following line of action based on the reasons mentioned here.
One of the first benefits of Alibaba.com, which is a Chinese ecommerce giant waiting to debut on US browsers with an IPO come Labor Day, is that there would be no tax to be paid if such as deal were to be made. Yahoo already holds a 22% stake in the Chinese giant and is expected to reap financial benefits, post the IPO launch.
But the line of thought now is apparently to benefit with a takeover of Yahoo in terms of discounts it will be getting back its shares.
The impact of such acquisition of Yahoo! Inc (NASDAQ:YHOO) by Chinese conglomerate would definitely be a challenge. It would mean that millions of American email-IDs are under the company’s control.
However, there is speculation that SoftBank which too holds partnership with Yahoo could be another interesting buyer. Analysts indicate that if SoftBank were to be successful, then it would focus on developing the core business and likely sell to other incumbent stakeholders such as Vice Chairman, Nikesh Arora.
Yahoo! Inc (NASDAQ:YHOO) was earlier evaluated by Google when Nikesh Arora had attempted to work a deal to build a search business with the stakeholders. However, with Google not interested, he had to settle for a mobile ad deal with them instead.