Google, Private-Equity Firms Mull Bid for Yahoo

Google has talked to at least two private-equity firms about potentially helping them finance a deal to buy Yahoo Inc.’s core business, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Google and prospective partners have held early-stage discussions but haven’t put together a formal proposal and Google may end up not pursuing a bid, this person said. It’s unclear which private-equity firms Google has talked to.

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