NEW YORK (
) -- Since Marissa Mayer took over
(YHOO - Get Report)
, she's only done a few small acquisitions, known as "acqui-hires." However, that might change very soon.
reports that Yahoo!'s Jackie Reses, who heads the tech giant's M&A team, let slip at a company event that Yahoo! is working on two "significant" acquisitions and perhaps as many as six smaller talent "acqui-hires." (Reses, incidentally, also heads HR and was part of the firm's
controversial work from home policy
Mayer has bought
, a mobile review site,
, an online content organization company, and
, a videoconferencing startup. These were all tiny transactions, though, and Yahoo! has a growing cash pile. The comany's cash haul was around $6 billion at the end of the
, thanks in large part to a partial sale of its
With an increased cash pile, continued optimism surrounding the company, and the prospect of more money to come (from additional sales of its Asian assets), Mayer is eager to strike. Here are a few companies I think she could acquire with all her new found money, before it burns a hole in her pocket.