Altaba board approves plan of complete liquidation and dissolution
Altaba (AABA) announced last night that the fund’s board of directors has approved the liquidation and dissolution of the fund pursuant to a plan of complete liquidation and dissolution, subject to stockholder approval.
Altaba Inc. is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company based in New York City that was formed from the remains of Yahoo! Inc. after Verizon acquired Yahoo’s Internet business The company that remained after the purchase changed its name to Altaba Inc. on June 16, 2017.
Verizon completed its acquisition of Yahoo!’s core internet business on June 13, 2017, and put the assets under a new subsidiary named Yahoo! Holdings within its newly created division, Oath.
The only Yahoo!-branded interest held by Altaba was its stake in the joint venture Yahoo! Japan but this stake has since been sold to SoftBank Group.
The fund intends to file a proxy statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission with respect to a special meeting of stockholders to seek stockholder approval of the liquidation and dissolution pursuant to the plan.
Altaba said the fund “has pursued a number of strategies with the goal of achieving its investment objective, including by repurchasing the shares, both in the open market and through an exchange offer of American Depository Shares of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) and cash for shares, the simplification of the fund through the disposition of assets other than its position in Alibaba and the resolution of certain actual and contingent liabilities, and through other means.
After carefully considering the risks, timing, viability and potential impact on the fund’s stockholders of additional strategies potentially available to the fund to achieve its investment objective, as well as the recommendation of management, and in consultation with the fund’s advisors, the board unanimously determined that the liquidation and dissolution pursuant to the plan is advisable and in the best interests of the fund and its stockholders.
” If the liquidation and dissolution pursuant to the plan is approved by the fund’s stockholders, the fund expects to sell or otherwise dispose of all of the remaining ordinary shares and ADSs of Alibaba held by the fund, other than Alibaba ADSs, if any, to be distributed in kind, and its equity interests in Excalibur IP, to the extent any such assets have not been sold or disposed of by the fund before the special meeting, Altaba stated.
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