What Xerox could get out of a deal with HP

Marielle Segarra Nov 6, 2019
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The HP logo is seen at Hewlett Packard's headquarters in Palo Alto, California on November 4, 2016. Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images

What Xerox could get out of a deal with HP

Marielle Segarra Nov 6, 2019
The HP logo is seen at Hewlett Packard's headquarters in Palo Alto, California on November 4, 2016. Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images
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Once upon a time, Xerox produced the first plain paper copier, the first laser printer and the computer mouse. But over the decades, it lost market share to a raft of competitors, including HP, formerly Hewlett-Packard.

Now, according to reporting in The Wall Street Journal, Xerox is interested in buying HP. The companies haven’t confirmed the report, but there are a couple of interesting aspects to the idea. For one thing, Xerox is much smaller than HP, with less than a third of the market cap. For another, both companies have been struggling.

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