July 10, 2002 |
Computer Associates International Inc. said in a lawsuit that rival Quest Software Inc. of Irvine is making business software with a source code stolen from a company Computer Associates bought. Quest and four former employees of Platinum Technology International Inc. are accused of copyright violations and theft of trade secrets in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago. A Quest spokeswoman said company lawyers were reviewing the suit. Islandia, N.Y.
January 11, 2000
Quest Software Inc., an Irvine software developer, said Monday that it has completed its all-stock acquisition of closely held Foglight Software in Pleasanton in a deal valued at $104.4 million. Under the terms of the acquisition agreement, Quest issued about 1.2 million shares of its common stock for all outstanding Foglight shares, options and warrants. With Quest's stock price rising, the value of the deal on Monday surpassed the original estimate of $86.3 million.
November 17, 2000
Ten Orange County companies are among the 500 fastest-growing North American corporations, based on revenue gains over five years, according to a ranking released Thursday by national accounting firm Deloitte & Touche. Autobytel.com Inc., the Irvine online auto shopping service, was the county's fastest growing firm, ranking 27th nationally with a 14,607% increase in revenue. It was followed by Broadcom Corp. at 56th, I/OMagic Corp. at 65th, SRS Labs Inc. at 95th, Micro Therapeutics Inc.
June 25, 2012 |
Quest Software Inc., the software maker that agreed to be bought by a group led by Insight Venture Partners, said it has received a higher offer of $27.50 a share in cash, the third takeout deal the company has announced. The bid from an unidentified stategic suitor is superior to a $25.75-a-share offer Quest accepted from Insight last week, the Aliso Viejo, California-based software company said today in a statement. Dell Inc. had previously offered to acquire Quest, according to a person familiar with the matter.
August 18, 1999 |
This summer has witnessed an initial public offering market of the haves and the have-lesses. SilverStream Software Inc., whose products help companies create their own software for electronic commerce, nearly doubled Tuesday in its first trading day. But other IPOs are getting chillier greetings. Burlington, Mass.-based SilverStream (ticker symbol: SSSW) rocketed $15.50 to close at $31.50 on Nasdaq, giving it a market value of $534 million.
November 12, 1999 |
Quest Software Inc., the red-hot Irvine database software developer, said Thursday it agreed to buy closely held Foglight Software for about $86.3 million in stock. The deal is Quest's second acquisition this month of a company whose products complement its own. Quest will acquire Pleasanton, Calif.-based Foglight with 1.3 million of its shares, which rose $2.25, to $66.38, in Nasdaq trading Thursday. The company's shares are up almost fivefold since Quest went public in August at $14 a share.
September 13, 1998 |
Accounting firm Deloitte & Touche LLP honored 50 of the region's fastest-growing high-tech firms on Thursday, with Orange County businesses grabbing four of the top five awards. Dubbed the 1998 Orange Coast Technology Fast 50, the annual awards program ranks the revenue growth of tech firms in Orange and San Diego counties. To qualify, companies must have been in business for a minimum of five years and had a net income of at least $50,000 in 1993. CardioVascular Dynamics Inc.
October 9, 2000
Friday's Top Gainers -- Chief executive Company Friday's change Total value Steven A. Ballmer Microsoft Corp. +$44,929,973 $13,314,266,409 Michael S. Dell Dell Computer Corp. +$38,258,303 $7,747,273,730 Kevin OConnor DoubleClick Inc. +$8,007,566 $198,687,508 Ellen M. Hancock Exodus Communications +$3,258,420 $138,962,019 Mark A. Floyd Efficient Networks Inc. +$3,250,000 $23,156,250 -- Friday's Biggest Losers -- Chief executive Company Friday's change Total value Lawrence J. Ellison Oracle Corp.
October 2, 2000
Friday's Top Gainers *--* Chief executive Company Friday's change Total Value Frank H. Levinson Finisar Corp. +$150,464,101 $2,236,705,261 Daniel E. Smith Sycamore Networkss +$117,838,064 $2,371,658,256 Vincent C. Smith Quest Software Inc. +$112,553,300 $2,181,802,644 Stephen A. Garofalo Metromedia Fiber Network +$42,453,470 $2,143,902,356 B. Thomas Golisano Paychex Inc. +$40,043,727 $2,139,839,120 *--* Friday's Biggest Losers *--* Chief executive Company Friday's change Total Value Lawrence J.