rencke - 12:19 pm on Jan 17, 2007 (gmt 0)
No, not yet. One of the main shareholders - a pension fund - increased their holding to 10,01% and say they want to see the deal sweetened. AOL countered yesterday saying that they won't pay a penny more and that 90% acceptance is not written in stone. Crystal ball: The deal will go through.
a smallish ad network that never took off
TradeDoubler is profitable and the unquestioned market leader in Europe. AOL has offered 27 times earnings. Other major recent Internet acquisitions have been closed at 30 times earnings and I guess that is what the pension fund has seen.