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MANAVIGATOR-November 22, 2010-US Novell to be bought by Attachmate Corp for USD2.2bn (C)2010 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com
US enterprise software developer Novell (NASDAQ:NOVL) said Monday it has agreed to be acquired by local sector firm Attachmate Corp for nearly USD2.2bn (EUR1.6bn) in cash. The total takeover price includes a USD450m sale of Novell intellectual property assets to CPTN Holdings, a consortium of technology companies formed by Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT), also announced today. The agreed consideration of USD6.10 per share has a 9% premium to Novell's closing share price on 19 November 2010. Earlier this year, Novell …