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Firm Behind Novell Bid Has Shady Past, Could be Tied to Microsoft

Mar 05, 2010, 01:32 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Roy Schestowitz)

"Summary: A detailed analysis of the pseudo-firm (Elliott) that wants to buy Novell and how the bid came about

"OVER the past couple of days we have written three posts about the bid to buy Novell, namely:

"Novell May be Going Private, Hedge Fund Has Cash

"Analyst Expects Microsoft Bid to Buy Novell

"Ron Hovsepian Receives Another Large Lump of Cash as Novell Sale Looms

"Few people appear to have actually paid attention to the source of the funds. We had a long discussion about this in IRC last night and we append the logs at the bottom (the relevant parts). While Novell’s whitepapers against Red Hat are being bumped up (we mentioned this twice last week and it still happens), there is also a great deal of distraction away from Novell’s trial against SCO. It is almost as though the bid came at a very strategic time, as we shall explain a little later."

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