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||HP&COMPAQ - PRE-MERGER PROCESS|
Manning, Michael (supervisor)
computer industry; merger; pre-merger process; synergies
This case study considers the proposed merger of Hewlett-Packard and
Compaq Computer from
the original announcement to the decisive HP’s shareholder meeting
(September 3st, 2001 to April 3st, 2002).
The merger and the related process were under fierce debate.
Two opposite sides formed.
HP’s and Compaq’s top management lead by HP’s CEO Carly Fiorina and
Compaq’s CEO Michael Capellas pushed the merger forward.
On the other side, the
descendants of Hewlett and Packard led by Walter Hewlett
and the major part of Wall Street were strongly against it.|