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The acquisition of Mercury by HP is completed. The industry has lost an independent software company to a mega-vendor. It is unclear to the market what HP’s intentions are for the Mercury product line. In a highly competitive enterprise software application lifecycle market, HP does not have the luxury of time to slowly reveal their plans for the Mercury product line.
Read the first industry analysis of HP’s acquisition of Mercury. Given the purchase price is astronomically high one has to wonder what other companies were in the bidding war for Mercury and is Compuware the next independent software company to fall?
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This analysis is provided as historical reference for Mercury. The analysis was conducted prior to the announcement of HP’s intent to acquire Mercury. Please see the voke First Impressions analysis of the acquisition announcement. The Mercury segment of the Application Lifecycle Ecosystem will be updated once the intended HP acquisition is completed.