Chinese consortium eyes up Norway’s Opera Software in $1.2bn deal

Shares in  Opera Software rose 5.4% last Friday amid rumours that a group of Chinese companies had reached an agreement to acquire the Norwegian developers of the Opera Internet browser for $1.2bn. The consortium includes  Golden Brick Capital Management, game developers Beijing Kunlun Tech, security software manufacturers Qihoo 360 Technology and Yonglian Investment.
Headquartered in Oslo, Opera’s multi-platform browsers are used by more than 350 million people worldwide.

Source: Interfax