HP and Autonomy – why did they not understand each other?

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A glittering array of advisers were on hand to take HP and Autonomy to completion in August 2011. Barclays Capital and Perella Weinberg advised HP and for Autonomy it was Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Merrill Lynch, UBS and JPMorgan Chase. Did any of them see any signs that the relationship would crumble in the way that it has? Simon Barrow writes.