Microsoft To Switch Yahoo Bid To All Cash?
CNet seems to think Microsoft might be switching its bid for Yahoo! to an all cash offer. It seems to me that it might be in Yahoo’s best interest to take the money while the negotiations are still somewhat civil. Don’t make Bill whip out his personal checkbook and buy the company.
The report, citing anonymous sources, says Microsoft is considering changing the way the deal is valued to 100 percent cash. Under its current offer, Microsoft is valuing the deal using a formula that is based on 50 percent cash and 50 percent Microsoft stock. As a result, the value of Microsoft's offer rises and falls based on the performance of its own stock price.