LinkedIn Corp. (LNKD) and other firms have expressed interest in a possible deal to acquire Internet jobs-search company Monster Worldwide Inc. (MWW), Reuters reported Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Private equity firm Silver Lake Partners is also among the interested firms, Reuters reported. Monster, which retained Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Stone Key Partners in March to review strategic alternatives, plans to send out financial data to interested parties by the end of next week, according to Reuters.
Monster shares surged on the report, triggering two single-stock circuit breakers on its way up. It is up 17% at $9.18 in recent trading.
Full story at http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/11/monster-buyers-idUSL1E8GBWBS20120511
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