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According to a article of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Xerox has made a takeover bid to HP. The offer, which has since been confirmed by HP, provides for the takeover of the group for 33 billion US dollars. The two companies are currently in negotiations. HP has already stated that it is „acting in the interests of the shareholders“, which means that a takeover cannot be ruled out in principle. Xerox’s market capitalization is currently around $8 billion, so HP’s market capitalization is more than three times $29 billion.
In the event of a possible takeover, Xerox would pay part of the purchase price in cash, but a large proportion would be paid by shares in the merged company. WSJ sources report that a major bank has already made an informal financial commitment to Xerox for the billion dollar deal. A sale of shares in a joint venture with Fujifilm, in which Xerox currently owns 25 percent...