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Silicon-Valley insider says mega deal is a perfect marriage

Fmr. Apple chief evangelist Kawasaki on Microsoft-LinkedIn

Microsoft reached a $26.2 billion deal to buy LinkedIn for $196 per share. Guy Kawasaki, former Apple chief evangelist, thinks this deal is fantastic.

At first glance, he believed this news was satire. "I thought this was the Onion making up a story," Kawasaki, Canva's chief evangelist, said on CNBC's "Halftime Report".

But after deeper review, he realized how the companies complement each other.


"As a professional, you don't exist if you're not on LinkedIn. And you don't exist if you don't use office," he said.

It's a good day to be a LinkedIn shareholder, according to Kawasaki.

During trade on Monday, shares of LinkedIn were on pace for their best day since its debut; while shares of Microsoft fell.

Disclosure: Guy Kawasaki is long LinkedIn.

—By CNBC Producer Bree Kelly. Follow her on Twitter @Bree_Kelly

Trader disclosure: On June 13, 2016, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC's "Fast Money" were owned by the "Halftime Report" traders:

JON NAJARIAN: Long CCMP, MGM, PEP, UVXY Long Calls BURL, FB, GDX, GLD, MO, MSFT, VIX, WFM, WFT, YHOO Long Puts: EWZ

PETE NAJARIAN : Long stock: AAPL, BAC, BMY, CSCO, DIS, DISCA, GE, KMI, KMI.A, KO, LUX, MRK, M, PEP, PFE, SAVE, VIAB, ZIOP Long Calls: AAL, AKS, AMJ, CHK, CSCO, CSX, DAL, EGO, EWZ, GLW, GS, GSAT, HBAN, HSY KGC, LLY, M, MDLZ, MSFT, MT, MU, NLNK, P, SBUX, SLV, SVU, TMUS, UAL, WYNN, YHOO Long Puts: BID, FCX, GM, NAV, SCTY, VLO, X