Friday, February 22, 2008

Microsoft could be more successful with Yahoo bid if it pays cash - report

Microsoft, the Washington listed software company, could be more successful in its bid for Yahoo if it pays cash, reported the Wall Street Journal. The unsourced report, part of the paper's Breaking Views column, speculated that if Microsoft were to pay USD 44.6bn in cash for California listed Yahoo, and financed part of the deal with debt, that may please Microsoft shareholders because of the tax benefits associated with it. As for Yahoo shareholders, they may prefer cash to Microsoft's shares. The report noted Microsoft should have little trouble selling to debt involved in a deal to investors.


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