(Reuters) – Xerox Corp (XRX.N) said on Tuesday it was planning to take its $33.5 billion buyout bid directly to HP Inc (HPQ.N) shareholders after the personal computer maker refused to open its books for due diligence before a deadline.
“We plan to engage directly with HP shareholders to solicit their support in urging the HP Board to do the right thing and pursue this compelling opportunity,” Xerox said in a letter to HP’s board.
HP did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
HP on Sunday rejected Xerox’s $22 per share offer that consists of $17 in cash and 0.137 Xerox share for each HP share, saying the offer “significantly undervalues HP”.
The computer maker also accused Xerox of using aggressive words and actions to force a potential combination on opportunistic terms and without providing adequate information.
“While you may not appreciate our ‘aggressive’ tactics, we will not apologize for them,” Xerox said on Tuesday.
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