HP acquisitions - The good, the bad and the ugly

HP has acquired 116 companies since 1986. We take a look at how well, or badly, some of them have gone


HP released its fourth-quarter financial results ahead of schedule this week, and more surprising than its £4.3 billion loss were the allegations of "serious accounting improprieties" at UK software firm Autonomy prior to the acquisition. These alleged improprieties led HP to take a non-cash impairment charge of £5.5 billion.  

Join us as we look back at some of HP's more well-known acquisitions, and judge how well, or badly they have gone.