Notable HP Acquisitions


Compaq (2002)

Four years after buying Compaq for $25.3 billion, HP surpassed Dell to become the No. 1 PC supplier.

EDS (2008)

HP was outmaneuvered by IBM and Indian IT rivals, and took an $8 billion writedown on the deal.

3Com (2009)

By acquiring the maker of networking gear for $2.7 billion, HP gained share and strength in China.

Palm (2010)

HP killed Palm’s products and wrote down $1.6 billion after a botched tablet launch and Palm’s phones flopped.


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