Does this post describe your acquisition scenario?
Why would you not acquire the domain, its website, and any peripheral digital assets the owner is willing to sell? Considering what you already know about the domain, its witty conflation, its trademark classes to expand on, and its influence in the global software community, it alone commands a remarkable offer. Then you’d have the intangible peripheral assets to exploit too, which are currently laying idle awaiting the proper cash infusion. At this point, you’re easily looking at a future conglomerate worth a few billions. Therefore, when you submit your offer, start at $300 million to gain that individual’s interest. Because of who they are, don’t take him or her for granted for being desperate or because you or your experts think that they are too ill-equipped to envision the acquisition’s outcome. You might end up being surprised. Money is not the driver of all individuals or of all decisions that are made stemming from it.
Protecting democracy, this oldie but goodie read may interest you: “Mark Zuckerberg’s $300 million donation to protect elections must overcome Facebook’s past” | And this, “Protecting the continued rise of intangible assets“