updated - December 5, 2019 Thursday EST
Jack Ma, the founder and chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., is in talks to acquire a stake at South China Morning Post (SCMP), a Hong Kong newspaper company, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. The move would make Ma the latest Internet tycoon to try and revive the traditional newspaper.
Alibaba Group Holding Limited announced in a press release that it will be acquiring Youku Tudou, Inc. in an all-cash transaction. Jack Ma, the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, is looking to stream more content to Chinese Internet through Youku.
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is pushing hard to stay off the U.S. Trade Representative’s blacklist, according to a report from Reuters. The Chinese e-commerce giant is facing renewed pressure this year due to suspected counterfeits being sold on its shopping platforms.
Alibaba Group announced in a press release that it has made a non-binding proposal to acquire all the outstanding shares of Youku Tudou, Inc., including all the American depository shares (ADS) that Alibaba doesn’t already own. The transaction would expand the existing partnership between Alibaba and Youku Tudou.