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Skype Co-Founder Saw IPO as Getting Higher Value, FT Reports

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May 17 (Bloomberg) -- Skype Technologies SA co-founder Niklas Zennstrom had argued privately that an initial public offering of the Internet calling service would have got it a higher value compared with a sale, the Financial Times reported, citing two people close to the sale of Skype to Microsoft Corp. for $8.5 billion last week.

To contact the reporter on this story: Blanche Gatt in London at bgatt@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Colin Keatinge at ckeatinge@bloomberg.net.

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