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The original barbarian is now at the gate!Private equity firms KKR and Blackstone have joined the ranks of financial firms taking a long look at buying Yahoo, Bloomberg reports.
A source close to Yahoo tells us there are currently about seven private equity firms interested in the deal.
Any group that wants to buy Yahoo will have to overcome a series of obstacles.
The biggest is appeasing Alibaba CEO Jack Ma by allowing him to buy Yahoo’s massive and valuable stake in his company.
That is a difficult proposition because that sale would incur a ~40% tax. That tax bill would make any aquisition of Yahoo that much more expensive.