Hewlett-Packard in EDS Acquisition
August 26, 2008
Cleary Gottlieb represented Hewlett-Packard (“HP”), the computer industry giant, in its acquisition of Electronic Data Systems Corporation (“EDS”), a provider of business and technology solutions, including information-technology, applications and business process services, as well as information-technology transformation services. The EDS acquisition has an enterprise value of $13.9 billion. The deal was announced on May 13 and closed on August 26.
HP is a global provider to consumers, businesses and institutions of technology solutions, including IT infrastructure, computing, imaging and printing, with annual revenues totaling approximately $104.3 billion in 2007. Cleary Gottlieb previously represented HP in its 2007 acquisitions of Neoware and Opsware.