Reuters: Compuware on the block again, courting P-E firms and CA

|About: Compuware Corporation (CPWR)|By:, SA News Editor

Compuware (CPWR +2.4%) spiked higher just before the close after Reuters reported sources have told it the software/IT services firm "has renewed efforts to sell itself."

Compuware has reportedly courted CA, the P-E consortium acquiring BMC Software, and other P-E firms who might look to make a joint bid with a software vendor. The company is looking for offers to be made this month.

There are no details on CA's interest (or lack thereof) in making a bid.

Compuware rejected an $11/share offer in January, and has reportedly seen a fair amount of P-E interest in the past. An April board shakeup might make a deal easier to come by.