Avaya is even more worthless now than 2 years ago, so now HPE should bite since they don't have to bite off as much. I'm sure they will not assume any outstanding debt from Avaya. With all the executive mice jumping ship, they know they will be cut when the new company takes over.
Who will benefit the most out of all this, the CEO! Getting millions for running a company in the ground. I'm sure the employees got furloughed, years with no raises or bonuses, but upper management always get the cash and stiff the ones that's doing all the work.
Regardless of the fake news or rumors, Avaya is in a black hole and will disappear forever just like Nortel.