Thursday, July 14, 2011

Interesting case: Skype: The inside story of the boffo $8.5 billion deal - Fortune Tech

Skype: The inside story of the boffo $8.5 billion deal - Fortune Tech:

An interesting case for classes. From Fortune:
"In September 2009, Silver Lake Partners and venture firm Andreessen-Horowitz bought Skype from eBay, where it had become the Kurt Cobain of technology companies (wildly popular, deeply troubled). The value of that deal: $2.75 billion.

In May 2011 the new owners announced that they were selling the company to Microsoft for $8.5 billion.

Voilà! Six billion bucks in less than two years."

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