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The developer of the Opera browser is considering selling the company

Norwegian company Opera, which develops the popular browser for desktop and mobile platforms, said that does not rule out the possibility of selling. Currently, the management of the company has already received its takeover bid from a number of potential buyers.

In the case of earning mainly on the Internet advertising, are not as good as we would like: revenue in the second quarter fell short of neither to predict nor to slightly more modest expectations of analysts. Revenue forecast for 2015 in General has also been adjusted downwards. In Opera Sofware now expect revenue for the year at $600 million to$618 million, below the forecast of $630 million to$650 million.

This is the second time in the last 6 months, when Opera Sofware drastically reduces your financial forecast. In February, the company’s stock in one day fell by 44% due to reports of reduced growth.

Information about the Opera Software plans to find a buyer already appeared, and quite recently, in may 2012. As potential buyers most frequently reported by two companies – American Facebook and Russian “Yandex”. The last Opera has a long-standing partnership – browser Yandex uses compression technology traffic developed by Opera.

However, then this information appeared only on the level of rumors. Now, although the possibility of selling the company officially confirmed, no specific customers is not yet known.

Opera said that they help in finding the suitable future owner bankers consultants from Morgan Stanley International and ABG Sundal Collier.

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