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August 12, 2014
16:50 EDTBABA, YHOOAlibaba restructures arrangement with Small and Micro Financial Services Company
Alibaba disclosed the following in a regulatory filing: "On August 12 we entered into a share and asset purchase agreement, or the 2014 SAPA, and entered into or amended certain ancillary agreements including an amendment and restatement of the Alipay IPLA. Pursuant to these agreements, we restructured our relationships with Small and Micro Financial Services Company and its wholly-owned subsidiary Alipay, and terminated the 2011 framework agreement...We believe this restructuring will strengthen and benefit our company as well as better position us for future growth. Pursuant to the 2014 SAPA, we agreed to sell, subject to receipt of regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, certain equity interests and assets primarily relating to the SME loan business and related services, or the transferred business, to Small and Micro Financial Services Company for aggregate cash consideration of RMB3,219M, US$518M. In addition, we entered into software system use and service agreements with entities operating the SME loans business relating to the know-how and related intellectual property that we have agreed to sell together with the SME loan business and related services to Small and Micro Financial Services Company. In calendar years 2015 to 2017, we will receive an annual fee equal to 2.5% of the average daily book balance of the micro loans made by such entities. In calendar years 2018 to 2021, we will receive an annual fee equal to the amount paid for the calendar year 2017, or collectively the SME annual fee. In connection with the 2014 SAPA, we also entered into the amended Alipay IPLA, pursuant to which we will license certain intellectual property and provide certain software technology services related to Alipay’s current operations and the SME loan business. Under the amended Alipay IPLA, we will receive royalty streams and a service fee, or collectively the profit share payments, which will be paid at least annually, amounting to the sum of an expense reimbursement plus 37.5% of the consolidated pre-tax income of Small and Micro Financial Services Company, subject to certain adjustments. In addition, if we acquire any equity interest in Small and Micro Financial Services Company, we will transfer an agreed portion of the underlying intellectual property to Small and Micro Financial Services Company at the time of such equity issuance. At the same time, the profit share payments will also be reduced in proportion to such equity issuances made to us. Pursuant to the terms of the 2014 SAPA, in the event of an initial public offering of Small and Micro Financial Services Company or Alipay at an implied equity value exceeding US$25B which results in gross proceeds of at least US$2B , or a qualified IPO, if our total ownership of equity interests in Small and Micro Financial Services Company has not reached 33%, we would be entitled at our election to receive a one-time payment equal to 37.5% of the equity value of Small and Micro Financial Services Company as determined immediately prior to such qualified IPO. There is no cap on the maximum value of such liquidity event payment. If we acquire equity interests in Small and Micro Financial Services Company in an aggregate amount less than 33%, the percentage of Small and Micro Financial Services Company’s equity value used to calculate such liquidity event payment will be adjusted proportionately."
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March 26, 2015
17:22 EDTYHOOYahoo approves additional share repurchase program of $2B
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17:19 EDTYHOOYahoo approves additional share repurchase program of $2B
16:33 EDTYHOOYahoo initiated with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley
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13:51 EDTYHOOYahoo updates transparency report
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11:30 EDTYHOOStocks with call strike movement; HAL YHOO
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March 25, 2015
11:46 EDTBABAStocks with call strike movement; BABA TSLA
Alibaba (BABA) July 97.50 call option implied volatility increased 2% to 30, Tesla (TSLA) July 225 call option implied volatility increased 3% to 40 according to IVolatility.
March 24, 2015
14:25 EDTBABAFinjan Holdings says joining Alibaba in JVP investment
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10:50 EDTBABAStocks with call strike movement; FB BABA
Facebook (FB) September 95 call option implied volatility increased 2% to 27, Alibaba (BABA) July 92.5 call option implied volatility increased 2% to 30 according to IVolatility.
March 23, 2015
08:40 EDTBABAAlibaba to invest 'tens of millions' in Israeli VC firm, Globes says
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08:29 EDTYHOOYahoo's Tumblr to contribute revenues in 2015, says BofA/Merrill
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07:53 EDTYHOOYahoo volatility at low end historic range
Yahoo March weekly call option implied volatility is at 27, April is at 24, May and July is at 27; compared to its 26-week average of 35 according to Track Data, suggesting decreasing price movement.
07:44 EDTYHOOYahoo price target lowered to $61 from $66 at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill lowered Buy rated Yahoo's (YHOO) price target to $61 to reflect a lower valuation for the Alibaba (BABA) stake.
March 20, 2015
07:03 EDTBABAJPMorgan cuts Alibaba numbers but says buy on weakness
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March 19, 2015
13:35 EDTBABABaidu, Alibaba taking opposite approach with maps, WantChinaTimes says
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09:57 EDTBABAAlibaba trades higher, levels to watch
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07:12 EDTBABAAlibaba's 'cooling' towards Snapdeal investment over valuation, BS reports
Alibaba's "cooling" towards an investment in India's Snapdeal as reported yesterday by Re/code is due to differences in valuation, Business Standard reports. Snapdeal is looking to raise $600M at a $6B-$7B valuation while Alibaba is valuing the company at $4B-$5B, according to sources. Reference Link
March 18, 2015
17:50 EDTYHOOYahoo exits China operations, WSJ says
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10:06 EDTYHOOYahoo to close Beijing R&D office, SCMP says
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07:05 EDTBABAAlibaba scraps plans to invest in Snapdeal, Re/code reports
Alibaba is cooling towards the idea of investing in India's Snapdeal, Re/code reports, citing a source. While Alibaba did hold talks with Snapdeal about a potential investment, the source says talks did not involve a deal "anywhere close in size" to the $1B figure the Economic Times had reported, adding that Alibaba is "leaning away" from making any kind of investment right now in Snapdeal. Reference Link
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