3PAR

Investors Boo Dell's Bid for Compellent

Under the agreement, Dell will pay Compellent investors $27.75 a share in cash. Problem is those investors had bid up the stock to above $34 in anticipation of a much a better offer. If they ultimately reject Dell's deal, it'll be another black eye for the computing giant.

Avis Raises Its Bid for Dollar: Do 'Jumpers' Have an M&A Edge?

Avis Budget has increased its offer for Dollar Thrifty, firing the latest salvo in its bidding war for Dollar with archrival Hertz. It's a familiar pattern in the world of mergers and acquisitions, and the data shows that interlopers like Avis often a better chance of taking home the prize.

IBM CEO Disses HP and Hurd, Praises Oracle and Ellison

Big Blue isn't bullish on Hewlett-Packard. IBM CEO Samuel J. Palmisano launched a verbal barrage Tuesday at its Silicon Valley rival, criticizing HP's expensive 3PAR purchase, its handling of the ouster of scandal-tarnished CEO Mark Hurd, and its overall strategy.

What Will Be Dell's Next Target After Losing 3Par?

3Par, speculators now wonder if the computer maker could now be targeting another data storage company, Brocade. While Dell's next move is still far from clear, investors planning to profit from the speculation need to be sure they can handle the risk.

Why HP and Dell Are Crazy About 3Par

The bidding war for 3Par, which specializes in utility storage, now values the company at three times what it was worth before the offers started coming. What is it about 3Par that's so promising? It's all about the "cloud."

Summer's Sudden Boom in Mergers and Acquisitions

After a couple of fairly sleepy years, mergers and acquisition activity has bounced back dramatically, with potential long-term consequences for the stock market. It's a rare ray of hope at a time when other economic indicators are pointing straight toward the floor.

Hewlett-Packard OKs $10 Billion Share Buyback

Hewlett-Packard shares jumped nearly 2.76%, or $1.05, to $39.05 in premarket trading after the No. 1 PC maker announced Monday that its board of directors had authorized an additional $10 billion for share repurchases. HP expects to buy back at least $3 billion worth of shares in its fiscal fourth quarter.

Is ArcSight Buyout Bait?

With the tech M&A market heating up, security software maker ArcSight is putting itself up for sale, according to reports. There appears to be lots of interest already. Will a bidding war ensue?

The Bidding War for 3Par Continues as HP Replies

The bidding war between rival PC makers Dell and Hewlett-Packard over small data storage company 3Par has heated up once again. Just a couple of hours after Dell matched HP's increased bid from late Thursday, the No. 1 PC maker raised the stakes once again, offering to acquire 3Par for $30 per share.

HP Tops Dell's Bid in Battle for 3Par

Hewlett-Packard raised the stakes once again in its bidding war with Dell over data-storage company 3Par, offering $1.8 billion and topping Dell's own higher bid made earlier in the day.