Microsoft Reportedly Looking to Buy TikTok’s Global Business Including India

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Microsoft is chasing a deal to purchase all of TikTok’s international enterprise, the Financial Times reported on Thursday, citing 5 individuals with information of the talks.

However, a supply accustomed to the discussions advised Reuters that Microsoft had not raised the prospect of shopping for all of TikTok in its negotiations with ByteDance.

Microsoft had said it was in search of to purchase the property of TikTok in North America, Australia, and New Zealand. It had not disclosed how a lot it was prepared to pay, although sources previously said that ByteDance executives worth all of TikTok at greater than $50 billion (roughly Rs 3.75 lakh crores).

Microsoft declined to touch upon the report. TikTok dad or mum ByteDance didn’t instantly reply to Reuters’ requests for remark.

The firm is exploring whether or not it could add areas together with India and Europe to the deal, in accordance with the FT report.

There was a “deal in the works” with Microsoft for TikTok India nevertheless it fell by, the FT reported, citing one individual near ByteDance in India.

TikTok faces a September 15 deadline to both full a sale of its U.S. operations to Microsoft or face a ban within the United States.

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