Lycos Europe Courts AOL, Others; Asks For $315.2 Million: Report

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On-the-block Lycos Europe, touting itself for sale after failing to modernise the once-mighty portal, has approached AOL (NYSE: TWX), German web group United Internet and German online publisher Tomorrow Focus for a possible sale, FT Deutschland reports, citing someone close to the process. Despite fluttering its eyelashes, so far no-one has shown a real interest in the acquisition. Bertlesmann and Telefonica (NYSE: TEF), which own 32.1 percent each, have reportedly been asking for around

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michael mcnabb

While I can understand buying a growing business, why would anyone buy a dying business for Euro200 million?

If this deal gets done the bankers will really have earned their fee…

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