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Quest Software Offer Raised to $2.32 Billion

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Quest Software disclosed a superior $2.32 billion takeover offer from its "strategic bidder." The data-management software maker said the undisclosed third party—reported to be Dell—boosted its offer to $27.50 a share....
Quest Software Offer Raised to $2.32 Billion

Potential Bidding War Emerges for Quest Software

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A number of parties have submitted bids to acquire Quest Software, which announced in March that it was going private via a US$2 billion stock buyback in......
Potential Bidding War Emerges for Quest Software
Dell Continues Quest For Software Domination

Dell Acquires Quest Software For $2.4 Billion

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Another major acquisition for Dell this morning. The company announced it’s buying enterprise management software maker Quest Software for $2.4 billion. Under the terms of the agreement, Dell will pay $28.00 per share, which beat out Insight Venture Partners’ bid of $25.75 per share. Quest’s assets, including its access management...
Dell Acquires Quest Software For $2.4 Billion

Quest Software goes private in $2 billion deal with Insight Venture Partners

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Quest Software, a major global IT management software company, has agreed to become a privately held company. The company was listed on NASDAQ. Affiliates of private equity and VC firm Insight Ventures Partners have agreed to pay $23 per share in cash, valuing Quest Software at no less than $2...
Quest Software goes private in $2 billion deal with Insight Venture Partners

Green light for Dell's $2.4B takeover of Quest Software

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has approved Dell Software‘s proposed $2.4 billion acquisition of IT provider, Quest Software. Dell beat out an alliance of private investment firm, Insight Venture Partners and Vector Capital, in a two-month bidding war. As Reuters today reported, the acquisition is core to Dell’s vision to reduce...
Green light for Dell's $2.4B takeover of Quest Software
Dell in acquisition talks with Quest Software, report says

4 Ways to Boost Your SharePoint Performance

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The folks at Quest Software have written a white paper describing their top performance killers for SharePoint (registration required). It is worth summarizing the results here, for those of you that still use this tool and are getting complaints from your end users, or who haven't looked at your storage...
4 Ways to Boost Your SharePoint Performance

Dell moves to acquire Quest Software

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Dell has announced plans to acquire Quest, a company that specializes in enterprise software. The move represents Dell's latest restructuring effort as it boosts investments in enterprise and software products to hedge against sliding revenues from its consumer and PC divisions.......
Dell moves to acquire Quest Software

Dell avoids talk of flawed deal, focuses on new software foray in press talks today

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SAN FRANCISCO, Ca.: The dirty word that no one would address at Dell‘s press event this afternoon? “Privatization.” The computer maker held the press event to introduce the press to its new software group. But the meeting was overshadowed by news this morning that private equity firm Blackstone has...
Dell avoids talk of flawed deal, focuses on new software foray in press talks today

Dell Wins $2.4 Billion Bidding War For Quest Software

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After more than a month of back and forth negotiations, Dell today announced that it had landed the reluctant fish called Quest Software. Dell will pay $28 a share for Quest, about $5 a share more than Quest was valued at when all this started, back in May, for a...
Dell Wins $2.4 Billion Bidding War For Quest Software

Dell Is On the Acquisition Prowl Again, Now Looking at Quest Software

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Those always-chatty bankers are at it again. Today they’ve told Bloomberg News that Dell is one of several companies in talks to acquires Quest Software. I’ve never heard of Quest Software, but its a 25-year old company that last year it reported $857 million in sales and a $44 million...
Dell Is On the Acquisition Prowl Again, Now Looking at Quest Software

Dell Considers Going Private, Again

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Shares of computer and IT company Dell are soaring and were briefly halted on word of a report by Bloomberg News that the company is in talks to go private. Bloomberg’s chatty banker sources say that Del is in talks to do a deal with at least two private equity...
Dell Considers Going Private, Again

Why Dell fought (and won) Quest for $2.36 billion

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Dell said Monday it had agreed to buy Quest Software in a deal valued at $2.36 billion. The computer maker is buying Quest as it seeks a path away from making cheap hardware to offering services as the IT world changes thanks to virtualization, hyperscale web sites, and the shift...
Why Dell fought (and won) Quest for $2.36 billion
Dell expected to go private as soon as Monday

Dell Could Announce Deal to Go Private as Soon as Monday

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Michael Dell is taking the computer and IT company that bears his name private. He’s talked about it before, but all the indications are that this time he is serious. Using a combination of shares he already owns and personal cash, Dell will according to most reports on the deal,...
Dell Could Announce Deal to Go Private as Soon as Monday

AppDynamics nets $50M more to take on IT's big boys

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AppDynamics, an application performance management company, has scored $50 million in Series D funding led by Institutional Venture Partners. Previous investors Greylock Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Lightspeed Venture Partners also contributed to the round, bringing the total AppDynamics has raised to $86.5 million. The San Francisco company,...
AppDynamics nets $50M more to take on IT's big boys

Dell Offers a Dividend, Giving Its Shares a Rare Reason to Rally

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Shares of Dell did something in after-hours trading that they haven’t been known to do in recent months: They rallied. The cause was news that the company would begin paying its first-ever shareholder dividend. Dell said it will pay 32 cents per share a year, or 8 cents a quarter....
Dell Offers a Dividend, Giving Its Shares a Rare Reason to Rally
Dell bets on enterprise with $2.4B Quest Software buy

Here's Why Dell Went Overboard And Spent $2.4 Billion To Nab Quest Software (DELL, QSFT)

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Dell and Quest software officially revealed what the world already knew: that Dell was in a bidding war against a band of private equity firms to buy Quest Software. The two companies announced that Dell would buy Quest for $2.4 billion -- slightly more than Dell's own last bid of...
Here's Why Dell Went Overboard And Spent $2.4 Billion To Nab Quest Software (DELL, QSFT)

DealBook: Novel Maneuvers in Battle for Quest Software

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The bidding war that has emerged for Quest Software highlights a board's quandary when the chief executive makes a play for the company: whose rights should triumph, those of the majority shareholder or all shareholders?...
DealBook: Novel Maneuvers in Battle for Quest Software

Dell's Acquisition Talks With Quest Software Break Off

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Negotiations by Dell to acquire Quest Software, first reported last month but never confirmed by either company, have broken off, according to a Reuters report. No reason was given for the end of talks, which are being described as having been tenuous from the start. Last month chatty bankers had...
Dell's Acquisition Talks With Quest Software Break Off

After Two Missed Quarters, Can Dell Make Investors Happy At Last?

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Computing and IT giant Dell will report its quarterly earnings results today after the markets close for trading in New York. Investors will get a look at the latest state of play at Dell on its path to transform itself from a PC-centric company to one that focuses more on...
After Two Missed Quarters, Can Dell Make Investors Happy At Last?

Michael Dell: We Do $8 Billion A Year Selling Services To Big Businesses (DELL)

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Micheal Dell wants you to know that the real money for his company has nothing to do with PCs or Windows 8. It's about selling data center software, hardware, and services to enterprises. But not everyone believes Dell is growing its enterprise business fast enough to offset its shrinking PC...
Michael Dell: We Do $8 Billion A Year Selling Services To Big Businesses (DELL)

Dell's final earnings report falls short of Wall Street estimates

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Dell today announced fiscal 2014 first quarter results, with revenue of $14.1 billion, as the company grew revenue from Enterprise Solutions, Services and Software 12 percent year over year to $5.5 billion, or 8 percent growth, excluding the recent acquisition of Quest Software. The company earned $0.21 per share, not...
Dell's final earnings report falls short of Wall Street estimates

Is the Dell Buyout Really a Good Idea?

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So what do Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners see that the public market investors do not? That’s the question that hangs over the $24.4 billion buyout of Dell Inc. shareholders announced this morning. As the company’s share price has fallen by half since 2007 amid a PC market that...
Is the Dell Buyout Really a Good Idea?

Funding Daily: Let's start the show

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This Monday morning, we opened our inboxes to find a whole boatload of manic-sounding funding announcements sent by twitchy PR people. Seems like every hopped-up investor and his mom threw money at some startup or other — but don’t worry, we had our police scanner set to “stun” and...
Funding Daily: Let's start the show

Quorum lands $11m in Series B funding to help firms combat downtime and hardware failure

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Quorum has announced today that it has raised $11 million in Series B funding in order to ramp up sales, marketing and support for its one-click backup, recover and continuity solutions aimed at small and medium-sized businesses. The round was led by new investor Toba Capital, a venture firm created...
Quorum lands $11m in Series B funding to help firms combat downtime and hardware failure
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