Latest in Acer

Image credit:

Acer to buy Gateway?

Peter Rojas
03.19.07
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Is Acer getting ready to buy Gateway? There's no official word from either company, but the Associated Press reports that shares in Gateway jumped today after analyst firm ThinkEquity released a report concluding that Acer was considering making an offer for the company. No clue how close they might be to actually making a bid (or even if they are actually planning to), but it wouldn't be shocking to see Gateway get scooped up (although they did reject a $450 million offer last year). The company has been struggling for years to carve out a niche in the shadow of larger PC makers like Dell and HP -- remember that chain of retail stores they opened and then quickly closed? -- and you could definitely see Acer buying them as a relatively easy way to gain marketshare in the US.

In this article: acer, gateway
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Mazda will show off its first EV at the Tokyo Motor Show

Mazda will show off its first EV at the Tokyo Motor Show

View
US Senators ask the FCC to review licenses with China-owned telecoms

US Senators ask the FCC to review licenses with China-owned telecoms

View
Verizon could carry OnePlus phones beginning in 2020

Verizon could carry OnePlus phones beginning in 2020

View
Pokémon’s New York-inspired monsters join 'Pokémon Go' today

Pokémon’s New York-inspired monsters join 'Pokémon Go' today

View
FCC approves Nexstar’s $6.4 billion acquisition of Tribune Media

FCC approves Nexstar’s $6.4 billion acquisition of Tribune Media

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr