• Lenovo-IBM talks over server business break down

    Valuation concerns have scuttled negotiations, according to a person familiar with the talks.

    FORTUNE -- Negotiations between Lenovo and IBM over a multi-billion dollar deal under which Lenovo would acquire parts of IBM's server business have broken down, according to people familiar with the situation.

    While the discussions could resume, they were halted over valuation concerns, according to a person familiar with the talks.

    Spokespeople for Lenovo and IBM (IBM) declined to comment.

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    - May 1, 2013 4:32 PM ET
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  • If Netflix is for sale, who should buy it?

    The struggling streaming company's stock surged on rumors Verizon might acquire it. But there are plenty of better suitors out there.

    By Kevin Kelleher, contributor

    FORTUNE -- The rise of Netflix took years, but the fall is taking much less time. After enjoying a steady increase in its stock price from $5 a share in late 2002 to $305 a share this summer, the stock has plunged back to $73 a share MORE

    Dec 14, 2011 9:13 AM ET
  • Look before you leap: M&A vs. IPO?

    By Michael Orbach, contributor

    Technology companies that are looking to take the plunge and go public might benefit from thinking twice. In many cases, they may be better off with an M&A or private equity transaction.

    Lest we forget the lessons of our past, CEO's must remember that an IPO is a financing event in a recapitalization process, not a liquidity event. While it is encouraging that the number of information MORE

    Aug 19, 2010 2:47 PM ET
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  • CIOs: Take the "Pepsi Challenge"

    Mergers are hot again: Is your tech team prepared for post-deal integration?

    By Jim Milde, executive vice president, Keane Inc.

    History shows that M&A deals during downturns yield better results. Boston Consulting, which analyzed over 400,000 deals from 1981 to 2008, recently concluded that "downturn deals create 14.5% more value for shareholders of the acquirer" than deals done during upturns. And they're twice as likely to produce long-term returns of more than MORE

    Oct 16, 2009 11:00 AM ET
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