Jack Ma Wants To Buy Yahoo - But Will The US Government Let Him?
Alibaba CEO Jack Ma keeps telling people he wants to buy Yahoo. It makes sense that he would! He probably deserves to run the company, too.
Yahoo's most valuable asset, after all, is its $14 billion minority stake in Alibaba.
Ma says he has the money lined up for an acquisition of the whole company.
Last night, he told AllThingsD's Peter Kafka that he's just waiting for Yahoo's board to give him the green light.
But could Ma actually do it?
The more likely outcome is that Alibaba works with Silverlake and other firms in a joint bid that gives Jack Ma the China and perhaps Asia assets but little to no ownership in the US and possibly rest of the world (ROW) entity.