Valuation of Yahoo’s Alibaba stake

Reading Time: 2 minutes Yahoo buys US$1 billion stake in Alibaba (2005-8-11, China Daily): $1 billion for 40% stake of Alibaba Group (parent company of Alibaba, Taobao and Alipay). Taotao and Alipay is Chinese equivalent of eBay and Paypal, repectively. Yahoo sells direct stake in Alibaba.com (cnet, 2009-9-14). Quote: ====== Yahoo has sold 1 percent of its stake in… Continue reading Valuation of Yahoo’s Alibaba stake

Got some Yahoo YHOO today

Reading Time: < 1 minute (Update July 7) Microsoft and Carl Icahn appeared to team up and will try to ouster the current board, esp. CEO Jerry Yang. I don’t think the current board and management is toasted because: 1) Two co-founders Jerry Yang, David Falio, along with their friends Softbank, Alibaba have more shares than Carl Icahn and his… Continue reading Got some Yahoo YHOO today

Carl Icahn and activist investor movement

Reading Time: 2 minutes Carl Icahn is again in the news. This time is about the Yahoo (Nasdaq:YHOO) shareholder proxy fight. Basically Carl bought a bunch Yahoo shares after the Microsoft deal fell through, and he is trying to remove the current Yahoo board, and make the sale to Microsoft. Intelligent observers may say did not Microsoft walked away… Continue reading Carl Icahn and activist investor movement

My take on MSFT bid for YHOO

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ballmer has been chasing Jerry Yang for a year, and today he ran out of patience. Interestingly enough, I learned it from CNBC first time (around 5:30 AM central time). Note, last time I watched early CNBC, it was Jan 22 global crash…so the lesson for me don’t get up too early 🙂 The desperation… Continue reading My take on MSFT bid for YHOO