Alibaba, China’s biggest e-commerce group, buys an 18% stake in Weibo, China’s Twitter-like service, as it looks to tap into the social media sector.
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Now, five years later, it may be selling it off on the cheap. It’s all over the head of us poor licence fee payers
When the BBC, flourishing its Worldwide, buys something, it buys the lot: say Lonely Planet for £130m. But when it sells, it keeps a minority stake or a contractual watching brief: see the clutch of 18 magazines it sort-of half-sold to Exponent 18 months ago. These mags had a BBC brand, so needed continuing links, it said. But the price of that whole 33-title bundle – including the Radio Times, sold outright, and the half-retained 18 – was only £121m, far less than the cost of Lonely Planet alone.
And now? The worth of the Planet has been gradually written down to a notional £85m. Now, as sale to a US billionaire is bruited, the old minority-stake ritual seems operational again, which means cheap-cheap-cheap: an effective loss on the whole deal compounded. It can get really lonely out there if you’re a licence fee payer.
US Open and Olympic tennis champion Andy Murray buys Cromlix House Hotel in Kinbuck, Perthshire.
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From the obvious (Facebook IPO) to the obscure (Delta buys a refinery), here are the top worst deals made in 2012.
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If Sprint buys all of Clearwire, it would own the rights to the most spectrum in the United States. But there are questions about how value the spectrum is.
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Berkshire Hathaway buys $1.2 billion of its own shares at a price higher than what CEO Warren Buffett has said he’d pay.
More here: Buffett’s buy changes Berkshire rules
China Investment Corporation, the country’s sovereign wealth fund, buys a 10% stake in the firm that runs London’s Heathrow airport.
Originally posted here: China fund buys stake in Heathrow
Disney buys Lucasfilm, the company behind Star Wars, from George Lucas for $4.05bn (£2.5bn) and will release a seventh Star Wars film in 2015.
Singapore Airlines buys a 10% stake in Virgin Australia, as competition heats up in the Australian aviation market.
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