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Yahoo final-round bidding narrows the field of rivals

After meeting on Friday to discuss second-round bids for the company’s assets, Yahoo’s board of directors has decided to invite Verizon, AT&T, and a group of investors led by Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert to submit final-round offers, Reuters reports. Other investor groups, who brought cash and a simulacrum of competition to the process–but provided little in the way … Continue reading “Yahoo final-round bidding narrows the field of rivals”

After meeting on Friday to discuss second-round bids for the company’s assets, Yahoo’s board of directors has decided to invite Verizon, AT&T, and a group of investors led by Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert to submit final-round offers, Reuters reports. Other investor groups, who brought cash and a simulacrum of competition to the process–but provided little in the way of strategic value–have lost their seats at the negotiating table.

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Last week, according to CNBC, second-round bids came in ranging from $3.5 billion to over $5 billion. However, it remains unclear which prospective buyers are vying for Yahoo’s real estate properties and patents in addition to the company’s digital media assets. 

Final-round bids are due in early July, sources say. 

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Senior Writer Ainsley Harris joined Fast Company in 2014. Follow her on Twitter at @ainsleyoc.

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