A Deal Designed To Print Cash
Rumors of a possible Hewlett Packard and Xerox deal has lit up every corner of the printer copier market, with many saying the tie-up could pave the way to a combined enterprise that is not only bigger, but smarter in its approach to the declining industry.
The news comes as Xerox celebrates a year of steady growth under the leadership of Carl Icahn’s hand-picked board and CEO.
With a market cap of $30 billion, HP is more than three times the size of Xerox’s $7.9 billion. While the American copier icon generates roughly $10 billion in annual revenue, compared to HP's $58 billion, Martin Wolf, of Scottsdale, Ariz.-based martinwolf, a leading M&A advisory, said there have been previous cases where “the minnow swallows the whale.”
“While these types of deals are rare, they have happened,” Wolf said.
Or as another high-ranking executive put it, “If anyone can pull it off it’s Icahn.” read the rest here. One of the better articles I've recent in recent days