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Dell says considered options before deciding to go private
February 11, 2013 / 12:27 PM / 5 years ago

Dell says considered options before deciding to go private

REUTERS - Dell IncDELL.O had considered many strategic options before opting to go private, the company said in a regulatory filing.

An employee walks past Dell laptops, which are displayed for sale, at a Dell outlet in Beijing December 13, 2010. REUTERS/Christina Hu/Files

The struggling PC maker struck a deal last week with its chief executive officer, Michael Dell, private equity firm Silver Lake and Microsoft Corp(MSFT.O) to go private in a $24.4 billion deal.

    Dell’s largest independent shareholder, Southeastern Asset Management Inc, and three other investors have objected to the deal, saying the company is worth a lot more than the agreed upon $13.65 per share offer, Reuters reported on Friday.

    The company said on Monday it had retained a management consultant to help assess its “strategic position” and concluded that the proposed all-cash deal was in the best interests of stockholders. (link.reuters.com/buj85t)

    Dell said the statement was in response to “certain inquiries” but did not elaborate on the nature of the queries.

    Reporting by Sayantani Ghosh in Bangalore; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty

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