Rumor: Mercury attracting multiple suitors

Summary:One of the consolidation rumors floating around Silicon Valley is the pursuit of Mercury Interactive, with EMC and HP supposedly bidding for the leader in BTO (business technology optimization). With a current market cap above $3 billion, Mercury could go for close to $4 billion.

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One of the consolidation rumors floating around Silicon Valley is the pursuit of Mercury Interactive, with EMC and HP supposedly bidding for the leader in BTO (business technology optimization). With a current market cap above $3 billion, Mercury could go for close to $4 billion. Mercury, which is in the midst of cleaning up from a stock option back dating issue, would be a good fit for both companies. Oracle may also be taking a gander at Mercury. Or how about this--EMC buys Mercury, then the newly invigorated HP buys EMC. At this point the various parties aren't talking or leaking. It could be just Valley talk, but perhaps not...

Topics: EMC

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