John Paczkowski

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Somebody’s Finally Interested in Buying Brocade

It’s been about three years since Brocade first hired Frank Quattrone’s Qatalyst Partners to help it find a buyer, and now it looks like the company may finally be in play.

“Sources familiar with the matter” tell Reuters that Brocade has received first-round bids from “a handful” of interested buyers.

Who might those parties be? Now that Dell has acquired Force10 Networks and Hewlett-Packard has snapped up 3Com, the list of possible suitors is a bit shorter than it used to be.

So who’s left? IBM remains a candidate and Oracle is always a possibility, regardless of what its CEO has said in the past. And beyond that? Private-equity firms, most likely.

Brocade shares are trading up more than 6 percent on buyout speculation.

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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

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December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

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December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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