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Tech Industry

HP, Oracle, Microsoft cash in on spin-offs

Agilent, Liberate and Expedia pay off as the high-tech spin-off trend picks up steam. 3Com is among those in the next wave.

 

  latest developments 

Agilent, Liberate and Expedia pay off as the high-tech spin-off trend picks up steam.

"Spinning off a unit is a great way to unlock the valuations."

- Phil Leigh, an analyst at Raymond James

 


Young spin-off companies generate big rewards
Established tech companies are increasingly spinning off portions of their businesses through initial public offerings, a trend that investors are finding nearly irresistible.

Tech spin-offs boost billionaires' fortunes
update As large tech companies spin off some of their subsidiaries in the public market, their major holders reap additional riches.

Liberate lands another deal as shares soar
Liberate Technologies, the renamed former NCI subsidiary of Oracle, continues on its upward trajectory as the company announces a new deal to supply software to Star TV in Asia.