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Alibaba, a Chinese-owned e-commerce giant, has bought half of Yahoo's stake in the company through a buyback deal. The previously speculated arrangement, announced on Sunday, sees Alibaba receive half of the 40 percent stake Yahoo has in the company in exchange for $6.3 billion in cash, and around $800 million in new Alibaba preferred shares. Yahoo will also receive preferential treatment if Alibaba conducts an initial public offering, with either Alibaba buying or Yahoo selling 25 percent of the remaining stake.
Embattled Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson has provided another explanation for the inaccuracies on his resume. Thompson reportedly told other top Yahoo executives that he never personally provided Yahoo with a resume prior to taking the CEO job. Yahoo representatives have declined to comment on this matter.
Yahoo is said to be in talks to divest 15-25 percent of its holdings in e-commerce giant Alibaba in a buyback initiated by the Chinese-owned company. According to its sources, Reuters says that the transaction is aimed at removing some or all of the issues that arose when Alibabaís CEO Jack Ma attempted put together a deal to gain control of Yahoo. Yahoo, which owns 40 percent of Alibaba, could stand to make anywhere between $4.8 billion to $8 billion if the deal goes through.