September 2, 2010 – 3Par accepted the increased buyout bid earlier today from Hewlett-Packard, likely ending a back-and-forth for the California utility storage company with rival Dell.

This morning, HP raised its previous bid – unprovoked from any announced offer from Dell, which started the acquisition duel – to $33 per share, or about $2.4 billion for 3Par, according to a news release from 3Par.

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