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Scott Witthaus
Semi-OT: LinkedIn acquires Lynda.com
on Apr 9, 2015 at 6:03:34 pm

http://blog.linkedin.com/2015/04/09/lynda-joins-linkedin/

Scott Witthaus
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Tim Wilson
Re: Semi-OT: LinkedIn acquires Lynda.com
on Apr 9, 2015 at 6:41:55 pm

The acquisition price of $1.5 billion is pretty eye-popping.

I saw that 48% of that is in LinkedIn stock, which always makes me suspicious about the actual value of the deal, so I just looked at that, too: LinkedIn stock has roughly doubled in price this year. Maybe getting around $750 million in stock ain't so bad.


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Mark Suszko
Re: Semi-OT: LinkedIn acquires Lynda.com
on Apr 9, 2015 at 7:24:19 pm

Looking at the stock trade as part of it, I'd guess this is more about Linked-In making themselves look good as an acquisition themselves, than it was about adding a relevant user community and professional talent pool "hook" to Linked-In. Or it's just my week to be extra skeptical.


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