The likely winners in Microsoft's (MSFT -1.4%) Skype buy: a hodgepodge of private-equity firms,...

|By:, SA News Editor

The likely winners in Microsoft's (MSFT -1.4%) Skype buy: a hodgepodge of private-equity firms, pension funds and VCs (and eBay (EBAY +2.4%), whose $620M stake goes to $2.3B - making for a total eBay payday of more than $4B).