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HP vs. Autonomy: Lessons for acquisition integration?

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There has been a great deal of acrimony between Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman and Autonomy Co-Founder Mike Lynch. At Issue is whether the audited financial statements gave an accurate portrayal of Autonomy’s business. HP took an $8.8 billion charge and raised the possibility of potential criminal activities.

What went wrong? In a blog post, industry analyst Rob Enderle provides his take. His bottom line:

“The issue between Autonomy and HP is largely the result of both the buyer and the seller thinking tactically.”
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For an overview of the recent press coverage, check this story from The New York Times

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