More PE Firms Eye Yahoo!


December 9, 2011

The buyout of Yahoo! continues to make news this week as Reuters follows up reports that Blackstone Group and Bain Capital are pondering a USD 25 billion bid for the Internet giant. The buyout attracting a growing number of potential PE bidders, it seems.


Not only are Bain and Blackstone interested in acquiring the venture, according to Reuters, other offers also involve PE firms. One is a consortium led by Silver Lake and Microsoft Corp, and another from TPG Capital. The report says that the transaction would be a “test” of institutional loan market, which may only be able to provide USD 3 billion to USD 5 billion toward USD 20 billion price tag.

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