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5 Things To Know About A Potential Xerox-HP Deal: ‘The Copier King And The Printer King Combined’

For an industry that is in desperate need of a paradigm shift, nearly every corner of the market welcomed a rumored deal that would see surging Xerox acquire struggling HP.

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A Deal Designed To Print Cash

Rumors of a possible Hewlett Packard and Xerox deal has lit up every corner of the printer copier market, with many saying the tie-up could pave the way to a combined enterprise that is not only bigger, but smarter in its approach to the declining industry.

The news comes as Xerox celebrates a year of steady growth under the leadership of Carl Icahn’s hand-picked board and CEO.

With a market cap of $30 billion, HP is more than three times the size of Xerox’s $7.9 billion. While the American copier icon generates roughly $10 billion in annual revenue, compared to HP's $58 billion, Martin Wolf, of Scottsdale, Ariz.-based martinwolf, a leading M&A advisory, said there have been previous cases where “the minnow swallows the whale.”

“While these types of deals are rare, they have happened,” Wolf said.

Or as another high-ranking executive put it, “If anyone can pull it off it’s Icahn.”

 
 
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