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July 2, 2014
10:44 EDTAMZN, IBM, VMW, GOOG, HPQ, EMC, CSCO, RAXRackspace surges after report on 'going private' talks
Shares of open cloud company Rackspace (RAX) are rising after a technology focused blog said the firm is in talks with a private equity company to figure out a deal that would take it private. WHAT'S NEW: TechCrunch reported that Rackspace has been involved in negotiations with a private equity company for an agreement that would take the company private. A source within Rackspace is quoted as saying that the pressures of being a public firm could be "too much," while another source told the blog that an official announcement regarding the deal could occur as soon as this week. The TechCrunch article added that Rackspace has received bids from both HP (HPQ), which was said to be offering up to $43 per share, and IBM (IBM), though the source added that IBM's offer "fell through." WHAT'S NOTABLE: On May 15, Rackspace announced that it had been approached by a number of other companies that expressed interest in exploring strategic relationships, including partnerships and acquisitions. Rackspace disclosed it had hired Morgan Stanley (MS) to evaluate the proposals and explore other alternatives. Afterwards, analysts from Credit Suisse, Piper Jaffray and JMP Securities gave their opinions regarding potential acquirers of Rackspace, listing HP, Cisco (CSCO), Google (GOOG), Amazon (AMZN), EMC (EMC), VMWare (VMW) and Red Hat (RHT) as among the many potentially interested or suitable matches. ANALYST REACTION: Wells Fargo analyst Gray Powell feels that Rackspace could be "seriously" contemplating a motion to go private. Due to the company's strong balance sheet, Powell notes that the move is possible, but he thinks it is more likely that the company is trying to pressure possible acquirers. Wells continues to maintain an Outperform rating on Raxspace shares. PRICE ACTION: During morning trading, Rackspace jumped $2.23 or 6.6%, to $35.98.
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