According to the latest foreign media reports,Microsoft's negotiations with tiktok are still focused on acquiring tiktok's operations in the United States and three other countries, rather than acquiring tiktok's global operations.
The main content of the talks is still the acquisition of tiktok's businesses in the United States, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. The two sides have not expanded the scope of the talks, the report said.
Stripping off the U.S. business alone will be particularly challenging. According to the report, one reason why Microsoft is considering buying all Tiktok the world's businesses is that it is difficult to clearly separate the features and ensure that people can still use the application when traveling across the country.
As previously requested by the U.S. government, unless a deal is reached to sell U.S. business to Microsoft or other U.S. companies, TikTok must end its operations in the United States by September 15. Microsoft is the only company that has publicly announced that it is discussing the acquisition of TikTok with byte beat.
Tiktok's global business value is about $50 billion, while its business value in the United States is less than that, that is, tiktok's US business is valued at between $15 billion and $50 billion.
According to the Bank of America, the U.S. government requires tiktok (US business) not to sell to US companies at a high price, which may eventually be about $10 billion.