HP and Compaq Merger Case Study

HP and Compaq Merger
An analysis of the Hewlett Packard and Compaq merger.
# 117547 | 1,024 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 08, 2009 in Business (Companies)

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The paper explores why companies consider mergers and acquisitions and why the merger of Hewlett Packard and Compaq raised a lot of controversy among the public, shareholders and people within the technology industry. The paper then assesses the performance of the consolidated company since its merger.

Reasons for Merging
Performance Since Merger

From the Paper:

"In 1999, a graduate from Stanford University by the name of Carleton S. Fiorina took over as the CEO of Hewlett Packard replacing Lewis E. Platt. When she became the CEO of HP, she became the first woman to lead a large entity and also became the most well-known female executives. Without Fiorina taking over, the merger of HP and Compaq would never have happened. In 2001, Fiorina announced HP's plan to acquire Compaq. Since the announcement, there have been many people against the acquisition. Why was there an opposition if there are so many benefits to merging? How is the company doing now since the merger?"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Baye, Michael R. Managerial Economics and Business Strategy, 6th Ed. Copyright 2009. McGraw-Hill/Irwin. Boston, MA.
  • Burrows, Peter. "Hewlett & Packard: Architects Of The Info Age". Business Week, March 29, 2004. Retrieved November 9, 2009. http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/04_13/b3876054.htm
  • CNN.com/Business. "H-P, Compaq agree to $25 billion merger". September 4, 2001. Retrieved November 9, 2009. http://archives.cnn.com/2001/BUSINESS/asia/09/04/hp.compaq/index.html
  • Lohr, Steven. "Disgruntled Relatives May Seal the Fate of HP and Compaq". The New York Times, November 8, 2001, Retrieved November 9, 2009 p. C6, col. 1
  • Rosen, Ben. "The Merger That Worked: Compaq and Hewlett-Packard". April 9, 2008. Retrieved November 9, 2009. http://www.benrosen.com/files/430fed1618e6b4800087ae86eabffc89-26.html

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