Microsoft wants to buy Siri tech maker Nuance for $ 16 billion, Bloomberg says

Microsoft is going through an intense period when it comes to purchasing. For ZeniMax Media, already confirmed, Bethesda’s parent company and interest in taking over Discord, the news is now tied to Nuance, a voice recognition and artificial intelligence technology company that appears to be the company’s new focus. Redmond.

Nuance Communications, which is its name, appears to be on Microsoft’s radar. According to Bloomberg, the Redmond giant would be interested in taking over this company in exchange for a figure close to $ 16 billion in an operation whose negotiations are already well advanced.

Microsoft’s second largest purchase

News which, in addition to Bloomberg, has also been confirmed by Reuters and which refers to a purchase of Nuance Communications Inc. by Microsoft which could even be finalized in the coming days.

The price in question is approximately $ 16,000 million (approximately € 13,444 million at the current exchange rate), which puts each share at approximately $ 56 per share. According to Cinco Días, this price would represent a 23% premium over the closing of Nuance shares on Friday.

For those who do not know Nuance, it is a company specializing in Artificial Intelligence that partly created the launch of Siri, Apple’s voice assistant. If completed, it would be Microsoft’s second-largest acquisition after LinkedIn’s $ 26.2 billion purchase in 2016.

For now, neither Nuance nor Microsoft have made a statement, so we’ll have to pay close attention to the news featuring Microsoft and a new purchase. And it is that beyond the two mentioned at the beginning, for some time now, the American company frequently walks in the portfolio.

We have seen how LinkedIn, GitHub or the studio in charge of the development of the Minecraft video game, or even the supposed interest in taking over Venture Beat, which reveals the economic muscle of a company, Redmond, which has an additional market value. of 1.93 trillion dollars.

Via | Bloomberg

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