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Slicing up Sun

Dec 04, 2008, 16:33 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Perlow)

[ Thanks to Jason Perlow for this link. ]

Tech Broiler:

"Sun has been in trouble for a long time. While its gradual switch towards Open Source software and services has been admirable, it's too little, too late. It's simply a matter of time before the company's devaluation makes it an ideal acquisition target.

"Right now, Sun has a market capitalization of approximately $2.44 billion. Given fluctuations in the market, and if we have a few more bad weeks and Sun has a lousy Q1 for '09, that could easily drive it down to under $2B, as its been fluctuating between $2.2B and $2.4B for weeks.

"There are a number of companies that could afford to buy Sun entirely for $2B. I'm not going to speculate on who might have that much cash, but it's a pretty small list. However, it's unlikely that Sun would be purchased outright as a single entity -- several of its product lines directly overlap with that of its major competitors, so it is probably reasonable to assume that Sun is likely to be sold off in pieces"

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