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  • thetoadtimes thetoadtimes Sep 12, 2012 4:16 PM Flag

    Brilliant Maneuvering Gives Marissa Mayer $4.5 Billion To Play With

    In the next week, Yahoo will finally complete the sale of a major portion of its holdings in Chinese Internet company, Alibaba.

    This will net the company $7–$4.5 billion after taxes.

    mb99 broke the story here first.

    Yahoo's stock price would surely benefit in the short term from a buyback or a fat dividend, but what Yahoo needs in the long term is to invest that money in a series of new products that can restore organic growth to the company's top line.

    We know that Yahoo's previous few CEOs would have liked to have pulled a similar move with the Alibaba proceeds, but perhaps none of them had Mayer's apparent willingness to tell board members and major shareholders to shove off.

    So, where will Mayer spend the $4.5+ billion?


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