Company at centre of HP's $8.8bn charge founded by Tipperary man

The company at the centre of Hewlett Packard’s $8.8 billion charge for accounting improprieties was founded by Tipperary born Mike Lynch.

20th November, 2012
Company at centre of HP's $8.8bn charge founded by Tipperary man
Mike Lynch.

The company at the centre of Hewlett Packard’s $8.8 billion charge for accounting improprieties was founded by Tipperary born Mike Lynch.

Lynch was born in Carrick-on-Suir, but studied engineering and mathematical computing at Cambridge University and is based in Britain. In 2009, Lynch's stake in the company was reported to be worth over $300 million.

HP, which bought Autonomy last year for $10.3 billion, said that it had launched an internal investigation into “a wilful effort...

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