Yahoo to Spin Off Its Core Businesses

December 9, 2015 12:16 PM

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Yahoo to Spin Off Its Core Businesses

SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo said on Wednesday that it had dropped a plan to spin off its $31 billion stake in Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce company. Instead, the company will spin off all of its other assets, including its stake in Yahoo Japan, into a new company.

The decision not to sell the Alibaba stake, which was reported on Tuesday, was driven by “the market’s perception of tax risk” associated with the Alibaba plan, Yahoo said in a statement on Wednesday morning.

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