November 20, 2012

The Autonomy of an $8.8 Billion HP Write-Down

Arik Hesseldahl, All Things D

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Today’s bombshell from Hewlett-Packard concerning an $8.8 billion write-down related to Autonomy, the British software firm it acquired in 2011 for $11.7 billion in combined cash and assumed debt, is a little hard to understand. Here’s how it breaks down:

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