I came across an interesting article in the Globe and Mail of Canada. The title of the article: Open Text move may open door to its own takeover: Hummingbird deal could attract HP
Anyway, from their article last week:
One industry observer suggested yesterday the merger could act as a catalyst for a takeover by HP or SAP AG. Peter Misek, an analyst with Canaccord Adams, suggested in a research note that HP’s sales force are clamoring for the computer company to buy a software provider in order to compete with the likes of IBM.
“For long-suffering Open Text shareholders, we see this as an inevitable conclusion,” Mr. Misek wrote. “For HP there is only one vendor of size left — the combined firm of Open Text and Hummingbird. While some would point to the coming merger of Open Text/Hummingbird as a potential obstacle for HP, we believe HP would actually prefer to acquire both and handle the integration of the combination simultaneously.”
Very interesting indeed!