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Starboard Pushes for Yahoo $YHOO to Spinoff its Japanese Business

Activist investor Starboard Value LP applied more pressure on Yahoo! (YHOO), pushing for a spinoff of its Japanese investment after the Web portal agreed this year to exit its position in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. In a letter Monday to Yahoo Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer, Starboard said the Internet company could unlock $11.1 billion, or $11.70 a share, of stockholder value, in part with a tax-efficient spinoff of its stake in Yahoo Japan Corp. Source

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