A Chinese consortium including Golden Brick Capital, Kunlun (SZ: 300418) and Qihoo (NYSE: QIHU) has made an offer to acquire all shares of Opera Software (OSL: OPERA), a Norwegian internet and mobile advertising company. The group is offering NOK71 ($8.3) per share, valuing the total outstanding share capital of Opera at about NOK10.5 billion ($1.2 billion). The price represents a roughly 56% premium over Opera’s volume weighted average share price for the last 30 trading days. Opera’s Board has unanimously recommended the bid to shareholders; Board members holding shares, the executive team and larger owners representing around 33% of shares outstanding have accepted. The offer is expected to be sent to shareholders in March.