Lenovo looks to expand after IBM acquisition
BANGKOK (AP) — The chairman of Lenovo Group says the company has received U.S. government approval to complete its acquisition of IBM Corp.'s low-end server business and plans to use it to grow faster outside its personal computer business.
Yang Yuanqing said Monday the $2.1 billion acquisition is due to close Wednesday following a successful review by a U.S. government security panel.
Yang said the IBM assets will add a "growth engine" to a growing array of businesses that include computers, mobile devices and services.
Also this year, Lenovo bought the Motorola Mobility smartphone business from Google Inc. for $2.9 billion, in an effort to expand its mobile technology offerings.
Yang said Lenovo expects "our mobile business and our enterprise business will be growing even faster than our PC business."