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Notification of Acquisition of Shares in Overture K.K. (Conversion to Subsidiary) (2007/08/31) [i.yimg.jp] (PDF 82K)
Following approval by its board of directors and in accordance with a Stock Purchase Agreement entered into today by Yahoo Japan Corporation, Overture Search Services (Asia) Ltd. (an indirect subsidiary of Yahoo! Inc.), and Overture K.K., Yahoo Japan Corporation has purchased 100% of the outstanding shares of Overture K.K. and has converted the company to a subsidiary.
Questioning Yahoo Japan's Overture "Sale" [seekingalpha.com]
Why did Yahoo! do this deal in the first place? Was Yahoo! at Risk of Losing the Paid Search Business for Yahoo! Japan? Is there a difference between "transferring ownership of the sales operation of Overture Japan KK to Yahoo! Japan" and selling Overture Japan KK to Yahoo! Japan for US$13 million? How does this deal in and of itself create more cash-flow for Yahoo! and Yahoo! Japan in the long-term? How are Revenue and TAC calculated between Yahoo! and Yahoo! Japan?