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Description: Hewlett-Packard’s bid to gobble up Palm Inc. could shake up alliances in the personal computer industry, as other players in the sector figure out their play in a rapidly-changing smartphone arena, analysts say.

Source:  Marketwatch.com

Date: 04/29/2010

Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/h-ps-palm-merger-seen-shaking-up-pc-alliances-2010-04-29?siteid=nwtwk
 
Questions for discussion:

  • Do you agree with the analysis presented?
  • Is this a good deal for stockholders of each firm?
  • From a financial management point of view, what will the consequences be for the newly structured organization?
  • Will there be cash flow concerns? Explain your thinking?

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