Novell Rejects Takeover Bid But Welcomes Other Bidders

Posted by thevarguy2 on Mar 21, 2010 6:51 PM EDT
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Novell’s board rejected an unsolicited $2 billion takeover bid from Elliott Associates, a hedge fund that wants to swallow SUSE Linux and Novell’s other core products. Novell’s rejection of the bid, announced March 20, answers some questions but raises others on the eve of BrainShare, the company’s big customer and partner event in Salt Lake City, Utah. Now the twist: Novell’s board essentially wrote an open letter to other potential suitors.

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