NEW YORK, (
continued its acquisition spree with a $1.5 billion proposed buyout of network security shop
Just 11 days after HP won a bidding war against
for storage specialist
for $2.06 billion, the computer giant makes another deal to further expand its business beyond PCs.
ArcSight shares had been trading at 52-week highs this month as
heated interest in the company, which recently put itself on the sales block.
HP says it will pay $43.50 in cash for all of the outstanding shares of ArcSight and expects the deal to close by year-end.
ArcSight shares jumped $8.58, or 24%, To $43.68 in premarket trading Monday.
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