Sun rejects IBM takeover bid

Posted on Monday, Apr 06 2009 @ 16:37 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Sun has reportedly rejected IBM's buyout offer on Saturday, and IBM is said to have withdrawn its offer:
Sun Microsystems rejected IBM's formal buyout offer on Saturday, calling the bid insufficient and putting future deal talks at risk, according to a report Sunday in The Wall Street Journal.

IBM reportedly made a formal bid of $9.40 a share, or less, for Sun, which in turn rejected the offer and terminated Big Blue's right to exclusive merger talks, the Journal reported. IBM, in turn, withdrew its buyout offer.

In addition to holding a belief that the bid was too low, Sun apparently was also concerned that the terms of the offer provided IBM with too much flexibility in being able to walk away from the deal, the Journal reported.

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