The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which senior analyst Anand Chokkavelu discusses topics around the investing world.
The much-talked-about Google share split will be taking place in the next few months -- probably June. The new non-voting "C" shares will allow founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page to maintain control even as they dole out "C" shares to reward employees and effect acquisitions. The founders believe they will be able to maintain their long-term vision with this tweak. Shareholder advocates, however, aren't so excited. Anand sides with Brin and Page. Further, he thinks there could be an opportunity to buy "C" shares at a discount once they hit the market.
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