I am a shareholder of Kodak, and as everyone knows, Kodak has been in chapter 11 for the last year. I would like to hear an HP shareholder opinion, on whether Kodak would be a viable takeover target for HP to dominate the press printing market (Kodak new business model is focused on press printing). Kodak has the best press printing monsters in the market today. Kodak, after the KPP deal eliminated 2.8 billion off its debt and added 635 million to its 1 billion cash.
I would guess a 3 billion price tag for Kodak would be fair for all parties.
Knowing that HP got bit by its latest takeover, does anyone here think HP shareholders will embrace a Kodak takeover?
Not sure about that. Doesn't HPQ already have a decent footprint in the space?
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Well HP did send one of their VP's to be CEO and run Kodak into the ground. The next step is for HP to acquire them and the say just kidding (ala WebOS/Touchpad) and then abandon the effort and try to write it off like they did with autonomy.