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Microsoft Buys LinkedIn

Geoff Riley

14th June 2016

Microsoft has purchased LinkedIn the (annoying) professional networking company in a deal worth $26 billion. Why would it do this? Microsoft apparently wants to be at the cutting edge of professional collaboration in the workplace. It has a cash balance of over $100bn but this is a risky technology takeover! The company is paying a 50% premium on the current LinkedIn share price.

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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