Rumors abound that Dell is poised to acquire a software company, most likely of the enterprise variety.
In a recent interview with Bloomberg, CommVault CEO Robert Hammer said the following:
“We can create more shareholder value over time than having someone acquire us. We are not interested in being acquired.”
Technically, of course, not having interest in being acquired is not the same as being adamantly and unalterably opposed to being acquired. By playing hard to get, CommVault might make itself more attractive to a prospective buyer.
Anything is possible, but Hammer seems to be preparing shareholders and the market for a long-term growth story predicated on CommVault’s ongoing independence.