Sohu IT said from the investment community sources said, Baidu is speeding up with excellent view technology (UCweb) capital negotiations, with a view to holding or strategic investment UCweb. “ investment Jinshan, UCweb a series of negotiations were carried out by Robin Li personally. Is expected to be reached soon. ” in June 2012, Baidu has received $400 million acquisition of UC49% shares. But the deal has not been reached.
From Baidu internal sources, Baidu recently stepped up all defensive and mobile investment, and accelerate the process of investment, and the investment and mergers and acquisitions are asked by Robin Li himself.
“ Baidu lack of mobile terminal entrance, holding UCweb is the best choice. ” investment analysts say. After the Internet analyst Keso also said, “ if this message (Baidu UCweb) is confirmed, it will be a defensive acquisition of Baidu, the main purpose is to prevent UC by other Internet giants acquisitions. ”
However, Baidu's acquisition of UCweb transactions can be reached there are many factors in. Sources said that in June last year, the contact, Baidu UCweb valuation of $816 million, UCweb's own valuation of $1 billion, the final price of the two sides did not talk about. The valuation of the UCweb may be higher, Baidu needs to pay more cash, Baidu can accept is a problem. At the same time, UCweb's founding team as well as Alibaba, NOKIA and other strategic investors can accept Baidu acquisition is also variable.
As of press time, Baidu and UCweb have yet to comment on the two sides to negotiate.