Monday, October 06, 2014

HP Split May Trigger Wave of New Deals | Re/code

Here come the vulture capitalists; see the full article for some possible pairing permutations

"Let’s start with HP, Inc, the name for the soon-to-be independent personal computer and printing division after the split. A freshly independent and smaller company will likely draw the attention of past suitors Dell and Lenovo, which may consider coming back to the table after quiet approaches by HP about a possible deal over the last year bore no fruit.
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This brings us to the second part: HP’s enterprise assets, which will be known as Hewlett-Packard Enterprises. That unit is split roughly between the Enterprise hardware group, which posted sales of $28 billion last year, and the troubled Enterprise Services Group, which brought in $23 billion, plus the $3.9 billion from its software operation. So let’s do a little back-of-the-envelope math to conjure a valuation."
HP Split May Trigger Wave of New Deals | Re/code
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