Michael Dell negotiating buyout at $13-$14 per share - sources

NEW YORK Sat Feb 2, 2013 12:04am IST

Michael Dell Chairman and CEO of Dell Inc. arrives at the launch event of Windows 8 operating system in New York, October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/Files

Michael Dell Chairman and CEO of Dell Inc. arrives at the launch event of Windows 8 operating system in New York, October 25, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Lucas Jackson/Files

Related Topics

Stocks

   

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Michael Dell, the chief executive and founder of the world's No. 3 PC maker, is negotiating taking Dell Inc private together with his partners at $13 to $14 per share, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

A deal could come as early as Monday, people familiar with the matter told Reuters earlier on Friday, cautioning that talks were ongoing and that the timetable could slip.

Michael Dell is expected to take majority ownership of the Round Rock, Texas-based company, while private equity firm Silver Lake and giant software company Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) would become minority investors, the people said.

Dell did not immediately respond to a request for comment, while Silver Lake and Microsoft declined to comment.

The deal would mark the largest leveraged buyout since the global financial crisis. Going private would allow Dell, which has been trying to become a one-stop shop for corporate technology needs as the PC market shrinks, to carry out a challenging makeover away from public scrutiny. (Reporting by Greg Roumeliotis in New York; Additional reporting by Poornima Gupta in San Francisco and Bill Rigby in Seattle; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick)

FILED UNDER:
Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared
People walk in the Wipro campus in Bangalore June 23, 2009. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe/Files

Wipro Q4 net profit beats estimates, rises 29 percent

Wipro posted a 29 percent rise in its fourth-quarter net profit, beating expectations, helped by increased IT spending by its customers. For the quarter ended March 31, the company said it earned 22.27 billion rupees compared with 17.29 billion rupees a year earlier.  Full Article | Full Coverage 

REUTERS SHOWCASE

Election 2014

Election 2014

India holds biggest day of voting with BJP gaining strength  Read | Full Coverage 

Market Eye

Market Eye

Sensex jumps 351 points, snaps 3-day losing streak  Full Article 

Insider Trading Case

Insider Trading Case

Ex-Goldman director Rajat Gupta to surrender June 17 in insider case.  Full Article 

Expansion Plans

Expansion Plans

Reliance Industries, HPCL Mittal plan refinery expansions.  Full Article 

S&P on India

S&P on India

S&P: India's ratings to depend on next govt econ, fiscal policies.  Full Article 

Ambitious Aim

Ambitious Aim

In green car race, Toyota adds muscle with fuel-cell launch.  Full Article 

Deal Talk

Deal Talk

Piramal to buy 20 percent stake in Shriram Capital for $334 million.  Full Article 

Bond Market

Bond Market

A star abroad, RBI boss riles bond traders at home  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage