Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 13:15:47 -0400
Reply-To: Mike Rhoads <RHOADSM1@WESTAT.COM>
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From: Mike Rhoads <RHOADSM1@WESTAT.COM>
Subject: Re: SPSS & IBM
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I notice the Noonan press release uses the phrase Predictive Analytics (his capitalization) no fewer than three times.
Seems to be a clear shot across the bow. I'm sure this isn't the last we'll hear about this.
From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Mike Zdeb
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 9:29 AM
Subject: OT: SPSS & IBM
hi ... fyi ...
Monster Merger: IBM Buys SPSS For Approx. $1.2 Billion In Cash Deal
IBM is buying analytics software and solutions provider SPSS in an all cash transaction at a price of $50/share - a 42 percent premium to Monday's closing price of $35.09 on Nasdaq - resulting in a total cash consideration in the merger of approximately $1.2 billion. The acquisition is subject to SPSS shareholder approval, regulatory clearances and other closing conditions, and is expected to close later in the second half of 2009.
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