NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Yahoo! ( YHOO) is preparing to send financial information to potential buyers in the coming days, a sign the company is ready to put itself up for sale, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter, Goldman Sachs and Allen & Co., which are advising Yahoo!, plan to send certain financial highlights to private-equity firms, other potential bidders and potential partners, the people told the newspaper. The information package will stop short of a traditional "book," the Journal said, but will contain select public and nonpublic data on growth and revenue projections for the Internet company. Last week, Alibaba Group Chairman Jack Ma expressed strong interest in acquiring Yahoo!. Yahoo! owns 40% of Alibaba Group, which owns multiple Internet businesses in China. Ma has yet to approach Yahoo! to discuss an offer, the people told the Journal. Analysts and technology bankers expect bidders to look to buy parts of Yahoo's business, rather than the whole company. -- Written by Joseph Woelfel >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Joseph Woelfel >To submit a news tip, send an email to: email@example.com.