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Samsung denies interest in buying Best Buy stake

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Samsung denies interest in buying Best Buy stake
An official communique sent to us from Best Buy says that the rumored acquisition of a stake in the big box retailer by Samsung is false. On Friday, a report from Korea quoted the Korean tech titan's heir apparent, Lee Jae-yong as saying that, "I recently met with senior executives at BestBuy and discussed pending business issues". That rather innocent statement spawned speculation that Samsung was buying a stake in Best Buy.

Not that Best Buy couldn't use a deep pocketed partner. Earlier this year, company founder Richard Schulze was working on plans to re-acquire his brain child, but a deal could not be worked out. The company's shares have recently risen by 25% which has spurred rumors that some entity or person was interested in Best Buy.

Samsung's official blog parroted the statement we received from Best Buy denying any acquisition talks between the two companies. And just like that, another rumor goes up in smoke.

"In the past few days, there have been reports that 'Samsung is considering to acquire stakes in Best Buy'. Please take note that these rumors are not true. There have been no talks whatsoever regarding stock acquisition of either company."-Statement from Samsung

source: BestBuy

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posted on 06 Oct 2013, 15:29 4

1. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)

Don't worry, there a many iRumors on the way, and the menial media will spread them all.

Like "regional lock", and "Note 3 cheating", and "stealling the Apple's gold". LOL

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 03:25

3. chocolaking (Posts: 495; Member since: 22 May 2012)

Hi Phonearena, can you post more news that's none-SAMSUNG related articles ..
90% of the news at phonearena are samsung related.. wtf?

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 15:50 3

2. Blazers (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Huh? Son you are making no sense. But down the redbull and relax.

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