Yahoo lehnt Microsoft-Übernahmeangebot offiziell ab

by Jojo on 11.02.08 · 1 comment

in MSN \ Bing, Yahoo

Hier die Pressemitteilung:

Yahoo! Board of Directors Says Microsoft’s Proposal Substantially Undervalues Yahoo!

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb 11, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO), a leading global Internet company, today said the Yahoo! Board of Directors has carefully reviewed Microsoft’s unsolicited proposal with Yahoo!’s management team and financial and legal advisors and has unanimously concluded that the proposal is not in the best interests of Yahoo! and our stockholders.

After careful evaluation, the Board believes that Microsoft’s proposal substantially undervalues Yahoo! including our global brand, large worldwide audience, significant recent investments in advertising platforms and future growth prospects, free cash flow and earnings potential, as well as our substantial unconsolidated investments. The Board of Directors is continually evaluating all of its strategic options in the context of the rapidly evolving industry environment and we remain committed to pursuing initiatives that maximize value for all stockholders.

Goldman, Sachs & Co., Lehman Brothers and Moelis & Company are acting as financial advisors to Yahoo!. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP is acting as legal advisor to Yahoo!, and Munger Tolles & Olson LLP is acting as counsel to the outside directors of Yahoo!.

Mal abwarten wie Microsoft reagiert. Und natürlich Yahoo. Denn wenn Microsoft das Angebot zurückziehen würde, würde der Yahoo-Aktienkurs sofort einstürzen und das wird wohl kaum im Interesse der meisten Yahoo-Aktionäre sein … unter Umständen würde es dann sogar Klagen von Yahoo-Aktionären gegen das Yahoo-Management geben …

Interessant die Reaktion der Börse: Der Yahoo-Aktienkurs liegt 2 Prozent im Plus. Scheinbar hoffen einige Anleger darauf, das Microsoft sein Angebot erhöht. Der Microsoft-Aktienkurs hingegen verliert 1,5 Prozent. Sicherlich weil die Aktionäre befürchten das Microsoft noch mehr Geld auf den Tisch legen wird.

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