Popular Web browser company Opera has received a buyout offer from a Chinese consortium. The offer values the Norwegian company at NOK 10.5 billion ($1.2 billion), which is reportedly 53% more than its market value before the acquisition rumors broke.
Unsurprisingly, Opera seems to be interested in the offer, with the company's board unanimously recommending that shareholders approve the acquisition bid.
"There is strong strategic and industrial logic to the acquisition of Opera by the Consortium," Opera CEO Lars Boilesen said. "The Consortiumís ownership will strengthen Operaís position to serve our users and partners with even greater innovation and to accelerate our plans of expansion and growth."
The companies that are part of the consortium include mobile game developer Kunlun, mobile antivirus software maker Qihoo360 Technology, as well as investment firms Golden Brick and Yonglian.
So did US goverment. Ask Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, Yahoo, Microsoft about this.
The xenophobia is strong in this thread.
The communist Chinese diktators are taking control over more and more "free" companies, that is very bad! Opera Mobile was the best browser, but todays Opera broswer is only an unusable version of Chrome!