The Dell Deal

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  • Dell’s Bigger Challenge Ahead in Turnaround After Buyout

    Now that Michael Dell has clinched a deal to take his company private, he faces the bigger challenge of turning a business falling behind in personal computers into a provider of high-margin cloud-computing tools and services.

  • Dell’s Drop Mirrors Descent of PC Industry in Mobile World: Tech

    Dell Inc. (DELL)’s path from personal- computer leader to buyout candidate mirrors the descent of an industry left behind by a raft of upstarts better equipped to capitalize on shifting consumer and business technology demands.

  • Dell Buyers Said to Swallow Stricter Terms to Sway Shareholders

    Michael Dell and Silver Lake Management LLC agreed to restrictions including a higher reverse breakup fee and limits on the ability to match bids for Dell Inc., striving to create a deal that would withstand shareholder scrutiny, said people familiar with the matter.

  • Dell Buyout Is Seen Triggering Lawsuits Over CEO’s Role

    Dell Inc.’s $24.4 billion leveraged buyout probably will draw criticism from some shareholders over a potential conflict of interest for founder and chief executive officer Michael S. Dell.

  • Microsoft Loan Is Said to Help Dell While Avoiding Favoritism

    Microsoft Corp. is using a $2 billion loan to help finance Dell Inc.’s $24.4 billion buyout to bolster one of the largest makers of computers using Windows software and fend off competition from Google Inc. and Apple Inc.

  • Payback Time? HP Tries to Nab Dell’s PC Customers

    Say this for Hewlett-Packard — the beaten-down computer maker still has chutzpah. A little more than an hour after rival Dell said it would go private in a $24.4 billion leveraged buyout, Hewlett-Packard made a bid to nab customers by saying Dell faces “a very tough road ahead.”

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