Citing underperformance, hedge fund offers $2B for Novell

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Mar 4, 2010 1:12 AM EDT
ars technica; By Ryan Paul
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Hedge fund Elliot Associates has made a bid to acquire software vendor Novell. In a public letter to the company's board of directors, the hedge fund offered $5.75 per share (a 49 percent premium), placing Novell's value at $2 billion dollars. Elliot Associates is already one of the largest institutional shareholders of Novell, with roughly 8.5 percent of the company's stock.

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