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Here's what Lynch, Hussain and HPE are saying about Autonomy pre-buyout due diligence

nematoad Silver badge
FAIL

"It's very unusual to get as far as DD and not complete the transaction."

As far as my experience goes, not extensive, due diligence is used more as an arse covering exercise that actually finding out what's under all the promotional gloss.

Caveat emptor is still a valid expression and from what I can gather here HP really wanted Autonomy, much like a two year old wants that new toy they have just seen.

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