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Deals wrap: Who’s eying Yahoo?

October 14, 2010

The headquarters of Yahoo Inc. is pictured in Sunnyvale, California, May 5, 2008. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith Yahoo shares surged after sources said private equity firms have approached News Corp and AOL to gauge interest in a buyout deal. *View article *View WSJ blog asking if a deal would make sense *NYT’s Andrew Ross Sorkin writes: “A deal is not happening anytime soon.”

Is he a loudmouth corporate raider or the investing world’s version of a Las Vegas Elvis? Reuters interviews hedge fund manager William Ackman to find out. *View article *Full coverage PDF

Private equity firms have been reaping huge dividends from companies they own. A WSJ blog asks if the feeding frenzy has gone too far. *View blog

As Sanofi-Aventis hunkers down for a long battle to buy Genzyme, a proxy battle for control of the biotech firm will become an increasingly real threat, sources tell Reuters’ Jessica Hall. *View article

Fortune.com’s Dan Primack finds one more reason for Warren Buffett to hate private equity. *View article

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