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 fran on Wed 6th Feb 2013 07:11 UTC
fran
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2010-08-06

PC's have become a low margin business.
Dell reinventing itself is going to mean painful long term surgery to the company which will place pressure on the stock and open it up for possible hostile takeovers and demands for management change by short sighted panicking stock holders.
As well as diluting current stockholders value.
This is probably the most honorable thing to do for a person/company who really care and belief in their company in difficult market situations.
Take it back before share trading or emotional shareholders ruin it.

Edited 2013-02-06 07:18 UTC

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