10 Things We Learned from the Microhoo Fallout - Yahoos Shareholder Structure Likewise Could Spell Doom

By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2008-05-07 Print this article Print
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10. Yahoo's Shareholder Structure Likewise Could Spell Doom

Institutional shareholders own about 73 percent of Yahoo's stock, and they may ultimately decide Yahoo's fate. Yahoo does not have a dual-class share structure, which gives a company's founding managers voting control of the company even if they don't own a majority of the total shares. If Yang and co-founder David Filo-

Microsoft's decision to step away from its attempt to acquire Yahoo won't be the end of the saga. Here are some lessons learned and some speculation about the future.

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