DigiTimes this morning is reporting that Acer may be acquiring Gateway. The acquisition will be for about $710 million. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of this year and was actually unanimously agreed upon by the board members of both companies.
I think this is a pretty interesting acquisition. I think it is a good fit and is good for Gateway. I’m not sure how good it is for Acer though, I’m not exactly what Acer is really benefiting from this. Aside from the fact that it is an instant way of strengthening there role in the US market I think Acer has been steadily doing this by themselves for years now.
This is something that all of us should be paying attention. This acquisition would give Acer 10.8% of the PC market, that isn’t something that anyone should ignore.