Arik Hesseldahl

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Quest Software Agrees to $2.2 Billion Private Equity Buyout

Quest Software has agreed to be acquired by two private equity funds, Insight Venture Partners and Vector Capital, the company announced today. Quest’s board approved an offer of $25.75 a share or nearly $2.2 billion, which was higher than the offered $25.50 a share received from a “strategic bidder” thought to be Dell.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik