Sohu IT said Baidu is accelerating capital negotiations with UCweb to hold or invest in a strategic investment UCweb, according to Sohu, a source from the investment community. “ a series of negotiations on investment Jinshan and UCweb were carried out by Robin Li himself. It is expected to be reached soon. ” in June 2012, Baidu received $400 million to buy UC49% shares. But the deal has not been reached.
According to sources from Baidu, Baidu has tightened up all defensive and mobile end investment and accelerated the investment process recently, and this investment and acquisition were all personally questioned by Robin Li.
“ Baidu lacks the entrance of the mobile terminal, and holding UCweb is the best choice. &rdquo, the investment analyst said. Previously, Internet analyst Keso also said &ldquo. If the news is confirmed by Baidu UCweb, Baidu will be a defensive takeover. The main purpose is to prevent UC from being acquired by other Internet giants. ”
However, there are many factors in Baidu's acquisition of UCweb. According to sources, in June of last year's contact, Baidu valued UCweb 816 million dollars, and UCweb's self valuation was 1 billion dollars, so the two sides didn't talk about the price. The UCweb's valuation may be higher, and Baidu needs to pay more cash, and whether Baidu can accept it is a problem. At the same time, whether the UCweb's founding team and the Alibaba, NOKIA and other strategic investors can accept Baidu's purchase are also a variable.
At the end of the deadline, Baidu and UCweb have not commented on the negotiation.