DELL'S ACQUISITION OF EMC
With 67 billion dollars on the table this acquisition is one of the monster buy outs, especially because a large part of the deal was made in cash.
EMC is the latest in a long list of companies to be acquired by Dell: Credant Technologies, Gate Technologies, Quest Software, Clerity Solutions, Wyse, SonicWall - which were all bought in 2012- and it follows a break after Dell’s exit from the stock exchange in 2013. Only StatSoft was acquired in 2014.
The acquisition will have quite an impact on the IT ecosystem, particularly as EMC is not just a storage manufacturer but also a group with majority shares in VMWare, RSA and Pivotal, so different IT markets will be affected: storage, virtualization, the cloud and security.
The thing is, major historical IT players have to play it both ways: they absolutely have to retain a critical size to be able to cope with price reductions, hence the successive waves of acquisition and consolidation, but they also need to create value...continue reading in your browser.
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