Microsoft bids $45 billion for Yahoo
Software giant makes cash and stock offer of $31 a share, a 62% premium from Yahoo’s closing price on Thursday.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Microsoft Corp. made an unsolicited $44.6 billion cash and stock bid for Yahoo on Friday, a deal that could shake up the competitive and lucrative market for Internet search.
In a statement, Yahoo acknowledged receipt of the offer and said its board would evaluate the proposal “carefully and promptly.”
The deal would pay Yahoo shareholders $31 a share, which represents a 62% premium from where Yahoo stock closed on Thursday.
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