The HP-Compaq Merger Story

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Case Code : BSTR027 For delivery in electronic format: Rs. 300;
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Mergers Acquisition and Takeovers
Case Length : 16 Pages
Period : 2001
Pub. Date : 2002
Teaching Note : Available
Organization : Hewlett-Packard Company, Compaq Computer Corporation
Industry : Computers
Countries : USA


The case discusses the problems faced by the proposed merger between HP and Compaq.

The case details the opposition to the merger and also discusses how the merged entity would compare with its major competitors, IBM and Dell Computers.


The basic objectives underlying the merger move between HP and Compaq


  Page No.
A Setback 1
Background Note 2
The Merger Rationale 4
The Problems 6
The Future 7
Exhibits 8


Problems, proposed, merger, HP, Compaq, opposition, merged entity, compare, competitors, IBM, Dell Computers

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