What To Know About Alphabet's Rumored HubSpot Bid

Alphabet is talking to advisers about a possible takeover offer for HubSpot, according to media reports. Here's what you need to know.

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Alphabet (GOOGL), the parent company of Google, has spoken to its advisers about possibly making an offer to acquire online marketing software company HubSpot, according to Reuters.

Alphabet met with Morgan Stanley investment bankers on the potential deal, including how much it should offer and whether it would face scrutiny from antitrust regulators, Reuters said, citing people familiar with the matter. No offer has been submitted and there's no certainty that one will be made, the report added.

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Joey Solitro

Joey Solitro is a freelance financial journalist at Kiplinger with more than a decade of experience. A longtime equity analyst, Joey has covered a range of industries for media outlets including The Motley Fool, Seeking Alpha, Market Realist, and TipRanks. Joey holds a bachelor's degree in business administration.