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Institutional investors 'may not be supportive of a bid for Yahoo!'

If Yahoo! was to start accepting bids for takeover, it would test the institutional loan market's confidence over large sales, it has been claimed.

07 December 2011

There have been rumours that internet service provider Yahoo! may consider selling its assets, but their negotiation strategies may be to no avail if the results of a survey by Thomson Reuters are anything to go by.

A poll of institutional investors showed the loan market may not be supportive of a "mega-deal".

Reuters recently reported Blackstone Group and Bain Capital are thinking about offering $25 million for the company.

However, the results of its survey show institutional investors may only provide up to $5 billion of the money needed for such a transaction, which could be up to $9 billion.

"I think that would be insane. The market for loans is not that big," one investor told the news provider.

This comes after the Financial Times recently reported Microsoft is to receive the approval it needs to acquire Skype, which could be a major deal in the technology sector.

Posted by Edel Quinn

Source: Reuters, December 6th 

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