News Summary: Elliott offers to buy Compuware

AP News
Posted: Dec 17, 2012 3:51 PM

TAKEOVER: Elliott Management is offering to buy the rest of Compuware for $2.35 billion, telling the software company it Compuware has underperformed. Compuware replied it's evaluating the bid.

DEEP POCKETS: The New York-based investment firm, which owns 8 percent of Compuware, said it's confident it can secure financing for the deal and wants to meet with the company's board as soon as possible.

COMPUWARE MOVES: Peter Karmanos Jr. founded the Detroit-based company in 1973 and recently said he'd step down as its chairman. Friday the company filed for a possible initial public offering of its Covisint Corp. unit.