- Nuance's (NUAN -2.9%) acquisition talks have been slowed by deal complexities, sources tell dealReporter.
- The WSJ reported on June 16 Nuance (presumably with Carl Icahn's blessing) is exploring a possible sale, and has held talks with P-E firms and Samsung.
- Among the likely challenges facing a deal: Nuance's product line covers markets ranging from healthcare (still over half of op. profit) to mobile to enterprise, and a buyer may only be interested in parts of the business. Also, the fact the company's software and services support a wide array of platforms (iOS, Android, Windows, etc.) means a sale to a suitor such as Samsung could alienate some existing clients.
From other sites
at Nasdaq.com (Feb 25, 2015)
at CNBC.com (Jan 9, 2015)
at Benzinga.com (Jan 6, 2015)
at CNBC.com (Dec 9, 2014)
at CNBC.com (Nov 25, 2014)
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