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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Control and profit
by jessesmith on Tue 5th Feb 2013 15:29 UTC
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I think there are two important things going on here. One is that Michael Dell would gain more control over the company, no longer having the need to report to stock holders. The other interesting thing is he probably expects Dell to become more profitable. It's unlikely a person would invest so much in taking over a business unless he expected an increase in revenue.

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