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Turmoil behind HP-Compaq merger

Dissenting board member Walter Hewlett skipped a key meeting on Hewlett-Packard's proposed merger with Compaq. Plus: If the deal fails, it could be painful for many employees.

Dissenting board member Walter Hewlett skipped a key meeting on Hewlett-Packard's proposed merger with Compaq. Plus: If the deal fails, it could be painful for many employees. Behind the uproar on HP's board
Dissenting board member Walter Hewlett missed a key merger meeting to play in the Bohemian Club orchestra.
November 12, 2001 
Failed HP-Compaq merger would be painful
The acquisition may be complicated and poorly timed, but some experts say undoing the deal could be disastrous for both companies.
November 12, 2001  

previous coverage
Hewlett family opposes Compaq deal
update Descendents of HP co-founder William Hewlett say they plan to oppose the company's blockbuster merger with Compaq Computer.
November 6, 2001  
Packard joins HP-Compaq family feud
Opposition to the merger gains ground as David Packard, son of the HP co-founder, says he will back the Hewlett family's decision to oppose the acquisition.
November 6, 2001