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(Revised from original 1999 version)
Compaq Computer Corporation: The DEC Acquisition
Compaq's board of directors is faced with responsibility for setting the price range and terms for the proposed acquisition of Digital Equipment Corp. The transaction is described in the context of the rapidly evolving markets and business models of the computer industry. Financial data on Compaq, Dell Computer, and DEC are provided.
Baldwin, Carliss Y., and Barbara Feinberg. "Compaq Computer Corporation: The DEC Acquisition." Harvard Business School Case 800-199, June 2001. (Revised from original November 1999 version.)