CommVault CEO Says Company Not Interested in Being Acquired

Rumors abound that Dell is poised to acquire a software company, most likely of the enterprise variety.

CommVault Systems, a Dell partner and data-management software firm that had been mentioned as a Dell acquisition candidate, apparently will not be subject to a takeover.

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.

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