Dell will purchase Perot Systems

Dell Inc. has announced that it has reached a deal to purchase Perot Systems Corp. for $3.9 billion. The acquisition is a good fit for Dell, as Perot is a provider of IT services and this will help Dell expand its technology services business. This will also allow Dell to better compete against Hewlett-Packard and IBM in the IT services arena. Dell has been looking for some time to acquire a company that has a strong focus on serving healthcare and federal government customers in order to diversify its range of offerings. Dell expects the acquisition to add to earnings in fiscal 2012, but some analysts have suggested the offer may have been too high.

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