Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Feb 2013 14:29 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Dell today announced it has signed a definitive merger agreement under which Michael Dell, Dell's Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, in partnership with global technology investment firm Silver Lake, will acquire Dell." So, Dell has gone private, and Microsoft has contributed a $2 billion loan to the deal.
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by malxau on Tue 5th Feb 2013 15:10 UTC in reply to "So..."
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Obviously it's speculative, but this kind of transaction often goes badly. The company will buy out existing shareholders with a combination of cash on hand and new debt. The result is a company with fewer owners, but also fewer options: it is no longer financially in a position to embark on any serious investments, although it can make cuts into existing operations.

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