HP's botched Autonomy acquisition: Timeline of the saga

Autonomy included in $8.8 billion 'spin-merger' deal, but the legal battle rumbles on


HPE's announced the sale of Autonomy assets in an $8.8 billion 'spin-merger' with MicroFocus yesterday, effectively drawing a line under the disastrous 2011 acquisition deal.

HP, which rebranded its enterprise division as HPE earlier this year, has been locked in a long-running battle with Autonomy after an acquisition descended into a bitter and very public feud. The legal wrangling between the two is set to continue despite the sale.

Here is how the saga unfolded.