In the 3 1/2 years since Michael S. Dell resumed running Dell Inc. , the computer maker he founded 26 years ago, he has made more than 10 acquisitions, cut 10,000 jobs and hired executives from Motorola Inc. and Nike Inc. to put some flash in the company’s products. Dell bought Perot Systems Corp. for $3.6 billion last year to expand into computing services.
Quest Software Inc., the software maker that agreed to be bought by a group led by Insight Venture Partners, said it has received a higher offer of $27.50 a share in cash, the third buyout increase announced this year.
Dell Inc. is readying a sweetened offer for data-storage provider 3Par Inc. after its earlier bid was bested by a $1.6 billion proposal by Hewlett-Packard Co. , according to a person familiar with the matter.
Dell Inc. Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Michael Dell failed to win the support of more than a quarter of the computer maker’s shareholders for re-election to the board, the company said yesterday in a regulatory filing .