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HP buys EDS for $13.9 billion

Rumors began circulating this week that HP was in talks concerning a possible buy-out of EDS. While neither EDS nor HP was willing yesterday to get specific on the talks HP did issue a press release on the subject yesterday stating, “HP today confirmed that it is engaged in advanced discussions with Electronic Data Systems Corporation regarding a possible business combination involving the two companies.”

“There can be no assurances that an agreement will be reached or that a transaction will be consummated. HP does not intend to comment further until an agreement is reached or discussions are terminated.”

The acquisition of EDS by HP makes sense to many since HP has openly stated that it intends to increase its reach as a service provider. EDS is one of the top service providers in the It industry and was one of the founders of IT outsourcing. EDS’ 2007 revenue was $22.1 billion and HP had stated revenues in 2007 of $104 billion making both companies big players in the IT industry.

HP announced today that it had come to an agreement between its board and the board of EDS to purchase EDS at $25 per share placing an approximate value on EDS of $13.9 billion. HP expects that the transaction will close in the second half of 2008 pending domestic and foreign regulatory approval.

HP plans to establish a new business group to be branded EDS- an HP company and EDS will continue to be headquartered at EDS' existing executive offices in Plano, Texas. EDS Chairman, President and CEO Ronald A. Rittenmeyer will continue to lead EDS after the deal closes and will answer directly to HP chairman and CEO Mark Hurd.

Hurd said in a statement, “The combination of HP and EDS will create a leading force in global IT services. Together, we will be a stronger business partner, delivering customers the broadest, most competitive portfolio of products and services in the industry. This reinforces our commitment to help customers manage and transform their technology to achieve better results."

HP made headlines earlier this month when researchers invented a new class of electrical components called memristor. Memristor technology could one day lead to PCs that need no boot up, can store data with no power and never forget data.

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mmmmmm hp girl
By Crucial on 5/13/2008 12:11:29 PM , Rating: 2

RE: mmmmmm hp girl
By FITCamaro on 5/13/08, Rating: 0
RE: mmmmmm hp girl
By SiN on 5/13/2008 12:23:28 PM , Rating: 5
She may be hot but judging from the picture i don't think she knows how to replace paper in the printers properly XD

RE: mmmmmm hp girl
By amanojaku on 5/13/2008 12:41:48 PM , Rating: 3
That's not exactly at the top my list of "Things to do with the HP Girl."®

RE: mmmmmm hp girl
By skipp on 5/13/08, Rating: 0
RE: mmmmmm hp girl
By Samus on 5/13/2008 11:56:26 PM , Rating: 2
If I learned anything from E3 back in the day it's that these sexy industry poster girls are terrible in be...

RE: mmmmmm hp girl
By djkrypplephite on 5/13/2008 12:26:57 PM , Rating: 1
EDS: o noeesss

RE: mmmmmm hp girl
By bryanW1995 on 5/13/2008 12:47:01 PM , Rating: 2
we need more hp-related articles. that picture never gets old.

RE: mmmmmm hp girl
By kileil on 5/13/2008 1:03:51 PM , Rating: 2
I'd gladly offer to photoshop any logo necessary to make her jive with the topic of any thread.

Except RIAA, she's too cute to be tarnished like that...

RE: mmmmmm hp girl
By xsilver on 5/13/2008 1:38:43 PM , Rating: 2
RIAA girl is paris hilton? her main source of income is to sue people?

RE: mmmmmm hp girl
By hemming on 5/13/2008 1:10:22 PM , Rating: 2
Can we get another FireFox Update, or would that be too much?

even, dare I ask, an HP Buys FireFox for next april fools ....

that'd be pimp.

RE: mmmmmm hp girl
By MrBlastman on 5/13/2008 1:51:41 PM , Rating: 5
Firefox Girl > HP Girl

But, we need more data to confirm.

RE: mmmmmm hp girl
By 67STANG on 5/13/2008 2:28:20 PM , Rating: 5
"This is about the Internet.  Everything on the Internet is encrypted. This is not a BlackBerry-only issue. If they can't deal with the Internet, they should shut it off." -- RIM co-CEO Michael Lazaridis

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