HERE Maps, the mapping division of the Finland-based Nokia, might have a number of new buyout offers. That includes one from Microsoft to purchase a minority stake in HERE. Bloomberg reports, via its unnamed sources, that Uber Technologies, which was previously rumored to have offered $3 billion to buy the HERE Maps division, is now teaming up with Baidu and Apax Partners in a joint offer. It adds:
Yet another group, this time composed of German car makers Audi AG, BMW AG and Daimler AG, is also interested in purchasing HERE maps. Other companies that Nokia has been rumored to have approached include Apple, Facebook and Alibaba. Bloomberg says that the final bids for the division are due in two weeks.
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