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Gartner Invest Analyst Insight: Dell/EMC Merger to Proceed as EMC Go-Shop Period Expires

Published: 14 December 2015

ID: G00297815

Analyst(s): Andrew Neff


The Dell acquisition of EMC looks likely to move ahead, avoiding competitive bids with the expiration of the two-month "go shop" period. While execution remains a risk, the targeted close of the deal —May through October 2016 — is likely to heighten competitive pressures on HPE, IBM, CSCO and ORCL.

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