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[caption id="attachment_115" align="alignleft" width="150"]HP Autonomy comment Why didn't they understand each other?[/caption] What 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?

HP Autonomy commentYet again we see a story about a merger that has foundered post-close when all the advisers have banked their fees and left the scene. It’s a depressing story about due diligence that we see again and again.