Analysts said Alibaba may acquire Yahoo all assets in Asian

Alibaba had already hired Duberstein Group (an American company), they will negotiate for acquiring Yahoo asset. Analysts thought Alibaba might buy Yahoo all Asian assets.

Softbank Corporation who has a 30 percent stake in Alibaba and also is Yahoo’s a partner in Japan becomes a lobby group with Alibaba.

September, Alibaba founder Jack Ma had expressed: if opportunity is acceptable, he is interested in the Yahoo.

The lobby company in Washington can help Alibaba respond to U.S. political opposition, avoid the internet control and inspection and so on, to let Mr Ma acquire the assets of Yahoo.

“Sometime ‘national security’ is just an excuse, the real reason is the commercial purpose. ” Marbridge Consulting, executive director, Mark Natkin point out:” I don’t think that there will be a big problem about Alibaba acquires Yahoo, the users can still share or keep date follow their inclinations. Whether or not concern the company of attribution where the user decisions. ”

Sale situation will become clear

Alibaba, Softbank and Yahoo have been looking for good means to be able to disentangle the complicated relationship among them. An insider says, early in the autumn, Alibaba had hired Duberstein and the private equity firms to deal with the acquisition about Yahoo. Although these private equity firms had attempted to buy all assets of Yahoo, but the result of discussion, they thought of selling Yahoo off in pieces maybe was a better idea. American assets will be belonged to the purchase group, while Asian assets will be sold to Alibaba and Softbank.

An insider says, at present the situation of the acquisition about Yahoo has became clear. Yahoo will plan to sell the Asian assets to Alibaba and Softbank. The part of the value is $17 billion. Alibaba can also buy-back Yahoo had 40% of the group holding shares, getting the ownership Yahoo in Japan.

Yahoo has been finding a reasonable way to deal with the business and reform the style, to copy with Google and Facebook.

In early December, the media had reported that a few lenders were considering for Alibaba providing $4 billion loans to help the company buy-back Yahoo had 40% of the group holding shares.

The background of lobbying companys

According to the U.S. congressional record, Alibaba had submitted some documents, preliminarily revealed the company intent to lobby the U.S. government.

Kenneth Duberstein is responsible for Duberstein group who was served as a staff of the officials in White House when President Reagan. The company also includes BP, Goldman sachs, Pfizre and so on.

In addition, Duberstein says, American law firms like Wachtell, Lipton and Rosen & Katz will serve as the lobbying team of Alibaba and Duberstein.

December 23, the United States senate office had received the related records of lobbying team, then it issued to online. But the lobby about the takeover of Yahoo maybe has already started.

According to the law of the United States, lobby companies must disclosure of relevant files to the public in 45 days when they were in contact with officials formally. Alibaba’s record says, the matters had already launched on December 1, 2011 formally.


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