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September 21, 2009 News 7 Comments

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Dell announced this morning that it will acquire Perot Systems Corporation for $3.9 billion. The all-cash transaction is expected to close in the November to January time frame.

The $30 per share offer for Perot represents a 68% price premium to Friday’s close.

Perot will become a services unit within Dell as it attempts to diversify beyond hardware sales. Perot President and CEO Peter Altabef will say on, Dell says.

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  1. In the most recent quarter, healthcare accounted for 48% of Perot’s total revenue. They’re not just diversifying beyond hardware sales, they’re continuing their push into healthcare.

    I wonder if there will be any issues reconciling Dell’s recent partnership with eClinicalWorks with Perot’s long-standing relationship with athenahealth?

  2. This merger appears to be targeting HP+EDS as well as IBM.

    Specifically for Healthcare IT, wondering if now Dell will support other EMR’s besides eClinicalWorks, such as NextGen, MedFlow and AllScripts – in addition to AthenaHealth and their already mentioned relationship to Perot.

    I have met Dell’s CTO (who left recently) and feel that they have a decent “cloud” strategy which would synergize well with PerotSystems’ processes for datacenters, resulting in a packaged service for remote storage and access to medical records. This, in turn, positions the new company for tele-medicine, e-prescribing.







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