Hewlett-Packard has completed the $12bn (Â£7.8bn) buy-out of UK software firm Autonomy, despite the departure of the man who initiated it.
Leo Apotheker was replaced as HP chief executive last month amid falling sales and a share price collapse.
The Autonomy deal was part of a massive overhaul of the troubled US computer giant unveiled by Mr Apotheker.
But plans to spin off its core PC business received a thumbs down from the market.
HP's shares have fallen 47% this year, making it one of the worst performers in the Dow Jones index of leading US companies