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JPMorgan in talks over $450m Twitter stake

A JPMorgan fund is in talks to buy a 10% stake in Twitter, which values the microblogging service at $4.5bn, according to reports.

Twitter: JPMorgan reportedly seeks a 10% stake

Twitter: JPMorgan reportedly seeks a 10% stake

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The Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal claim the $1.2bn Digital Growth Fund recently launched by the investment bank is also interested in taking a stake in social games firm Zynga.

Twitter has recently been the subject of speculation about a possible sale to either Facebook or Google, with a figure of $10bn bandied about.

Some worry that valuations in the social media space have run into "bubble" territory – WPP chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell told the Financial Times today (28 February) that he was seeing "a number of excesses in terms of valuation".

Sorrell, when asked whether he thought Facebook was worth $60bn, said: "What do I know? I thought $15bn was too high, so I know nothing. I'd better shut up."

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