UPDATE: Borland gets higher bid

In a note sent out to clients before the market closed Thursday, we speculated that Borland was likely to get a bid that topped its existing agreement with Micro Focus. (See the full post.) Shortly after the market closed, Borland indicated an unidentified suitor (Company A) raised its bid to $1.25 for each share of Borland, eclipsing the $1.15 per share that the boards of both Borland and Micro Focus have agreed to. Borland shareholders had been scheduled to vote on the deal, which was originally announced May 6, on July 22. The identity of Company A wasn’t revealed. In our earlier post, we noted our suspicions that the bidder might be Embarcadero Technologies, a portfolio company of Thoma Cressey Bravo. However, one informed source has subsequently told us that is not the case.