Daily Mail Considering Bid for Yahoo Assets
LONDON — The Daily Mail, a British tabloid newspaper and website, confirmed on Monday that it had discussed with other investors a potential bid for assets of Yahoo.
伦敦——英国报纸及新闻网站《每日邮报》(The Daily Mail)周一确认，它已经和其他投资者就收购雅虎资产展开商谈。
The announcement by the media company came as about a week ahead of a deadline for buyers to submit first round offers for Yahoo’s core assets.
“Given the success of DailyMail.com and Elite Daily, we have been in discussions with a number of parties who are potential bidders,” a DailyMail.com spokeswoman said. “Discussions are at a very early stage and there is no certainty that any transaction will take place.”
The Wall Street Journal earlier reported that The Daily Mail was interested in Yahoo’s media properties and was considering a bid with private equity firms.
《华尔街邮报》(Wall Street Journal)早前曾报道，《每日邮报》对雅虎的媒体资产感兴趣，在考虑和多家私募股权公司一起参与竞购。
Shares of Daily Mail & General Trust, the newspaper’s owner, rose less than 1 percent following the announcement on Monday.
上述消息在周一发布后，《每日邮报》母公司Daily Mail & General Trust的股价上涨了不到1%。
Yahoo has struggled financially and is under pressure from the activist hedge fund Starboard Value, which has called to replace all of the company’s directors.
Yahoo announced in February that it was considering a potential sale ; it has warned potential bidders that it could see a substantial drop in revenue this year.