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Daily Mail is joining the group of potential buyers for Yahoo

Wall Street Journal

You might have heard: After laying off 15 percent of its workforce, potential bidders for Yahoo’s core internet business include Verizon, Time Inc. and Google

But did you know: The U.K.’s Daily Mail says it’s in preliminary talks to bid for Yahoo, joining a group of potential buyers that include Verizon, Time Inc. and CBS. The Wall Street Journal reports that a Daily Mail bid could take two forms: In one, a private-equity partner would acquire the whole of Yahoo’s U.S. operation, while Daily Mail takes over Yahoo’s news and media properties. In the second scenario, a private-equity firm would acquire Yahoo and merge its news and media properties into a new company with the Mail’s web properties, DailyMail.com and Elite Daily.

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