Expecting a big failure, Michael Dell looks forward to the rumoured sale of IBM's desktop and laptop business to Lenovo of China.
"When was the last time you saw a successful acquisition or merger in the computer industry? It hasn't happened in a long, long time...I don't see this one as being all that different," Cnet heard the Dell chairman say in a question and answer session at Oracle Open World in San Francisco.
Dell has the statistics on its side, with approximately 90 percent of mergers and acquisitions failing to deliver much if any value. They are however an accepted and proven method to enter into new markets – which you could argue is the case with Lenovo.
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