UK tech firm swoops on HP software unit in £6.6bn deal

Hewlett Packard Enterprise boss Meg WhitmanImage copyright
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Micro Focus struck the deal with Hewlett Packard Enterprise boss Meg Whitman

UK tech firm Micro Focus will buy Hewlett-Packard’s software business in a deal worth $8.8bn (£6.6bn).

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) includes the assets of Autonomy, the UK software group that HP bought in an ill-fated deal in 2011.

The deal makes Micro Focus one of the UK’s biggest tech companies, with total annual revenues of $4.5bn (£3.4bn).

Micro Focus was promoted to the FTSE 100 last week, replacing ARM

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