Let the rumors begin! Jon Miller, the former CEO of AOL and current venture capitalist, is rumored to be raising funds to try and buy Yahoo! It’s hard to say whether or not this story has any merit, because Miller could just be raising funds for his new venture capitalist firm, Velocity.
According to paidContent.org, Miller and gang have been presenting to investors all across the globe to raise funds. What isn’t clear is if the funds are intended for making a Yahoo bid. Yahoo’s stock closed today at 11.50/share, up 7% thanks to this news.
If Miller and co. are interested in making a bid, it is rumored that they would offer somewhere between $20-$22 a share (roughly $28-$30 billion). Microsoft had offered $31 a share back in January (doh!).
Taylor Pratt is a Search Marketing Specialist at nFusion, a results focused marketing agency.