Why is Opera Software considering a sale? Because there's interest from potential buyers

Norwegian online advertising and browser software company Opera is considering a sale of the company, it announced last week alongside its quarterly earnings and an acquisition. More specifically, the company said it was going to 'evaluate and consider strategic alternatives' in response to interest from a number of unnamed parties.

This morning, Opera Software chairman Sverre Munck elaborated on that, saying that the board "has a seen an interest in different alliances and cooperations with Opera over the last months", with "a bit higher intensity during the last month".

Munch said Opera wants to take all options into account, which means we could see an outright acquisition of or merger with the software company soon (although unlikely before the end of 2015).

_Bonus link_: in May 2012, there were rumours of Facebook buying Opera.

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