Aug. 26, 2010 – Utility storage leader 3Par accepted an acquisition offer by Dell of $24.30 per share in cash, or $1.6 billion, this morning after a week-long bidding battle with rival Hewlett-Packard.

The Dell offer was a slight increase over the $24 per share pitch HP made Monday, which was 33 percent higher than the initial purchase offer made by Dell.

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