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The group is in advanced talks about the acquisition of artificial intelligence and language processing specialists Nuance Communications, reported the Bloomberg news agency on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter. The deal, which is based on an evaluation of equity (equity value) of – according to the current status of negotiations – around 16 billion dollars (13.4 billion euros) could already be announced in the new week. That would mean Nuance would be valued at around $ 56 per share – a premium of almost a quarter compared to Friday’s closing price of $ 45.58.
With that, Microsoft would continue its shopping spree. Most recently, the group had strengthened its gaming division around the Xbox game console with the multi-billion dollar acquisition of Zenimax Media. In addition, Bloomberg reported in March on talks about a takeover of the US company Discord for over 10 billion US dollars, an online service for voice, video and text communication, which was initially aimed primarily at computer gamers.
Microsoft and Nuance have been working together since 2019, for example on technology that enables doctors to record conversations with patients and insert them directly into the electronic patient record. The acquisition of the company would be the second largest deal in Microsoft history, according to Bloomberg.
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