Twitter’s Four Possible Buyers: Salesforce, Verizon, Google and Microsoft??? News have been circulating that four companies are willing to acquire Twitter. There are four possible buyers of Twitter namely Salesforce, Verizon, Google and Microsoft. But according to a report from Bloomberg, Disney is the latest high-profile name to consider an acquisition proposal for Twitter. So this makes it five companies interested in the bid.
Twitter’s Four Possible Buyers: Salesforce, Verizon, Google or Microsoft???
According to CNBC report, Salesforce, Verizon, Google and Microsoft are the possible buyers of Twitter.
Apparently, Salesforce and Google are the most serious and make more sense to the deal. Microsoft bought LinkedIn recently, so salesforce could possibly be eye hint to count on Microsoft social play.
Verizon bought Aol and Yahoo so there is a thinking Twitter could be a third strong pillar. Google make sense since they make money of ads and own YouTube, so a match between Twitter and YouTube could go well together.
Google, Microsoft and Verizon have also been reported as potential suitors in the past.
“At this moment Microsoft has nothing to share.”
A spokesperson said when reached for comment.
Of the five companies that we’ve heard about, the one that might be most astonishing as a suitor is Salesforce. Currently it has almost half of the current market cap of Twitter in its own cash reserves.
If it acquires the company, it would need to raise the remainder elsewhere if it’s an all-cash deal, or it would need to make the rest of the purchase in shares. It would be the highest-ever acquisition by the very acquisitive Salesforce. As it has already spent more than $4 billion on acquisitions in the first six months of this year.
A Disney contract would make sense. Though it hasn’t placed a formal bid yet. The company has a past of capitalizing in digital media properties.
Disney’s prevalent business happens to be cable TV with properties like ESPN and ABC. However younger audiences have for years been leaving cable for amenities like Snapchat, YouTube, and other forms of social media.
Twitter, which just started streaming NFL games in a tender to capitalize on its utility for live events, signify a long-term play for Disney as TV continues to progress.
An acquisition from a company like Disney would put to rest Twitter share price concerns and moderate investor doubts about its future. Twitter’s stock jumped more than 20% last week when acquisition reports began penetrating. However, it seems Twitter is still waiting for a formal bid from any potential buyers. According to CNBC, a sale could occur in the next 30 to 45 days.
So lets cross your fingers and wait for what we get to hear about Twitter’s acquisition. Who might be the next bidder or who will get the chance to takeover Twitter.