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Don’t Believe The Hype — The Dell Deal Can Happen Without Its Biggest Shareholders

[credit provider=”Twitter/@MichaelDell” url=”https://twitter.com/MichaelDell”] If you’re following the deal to take Dell private closely, you know that that the companies two biggest shareholders (outside of founder Michael Dell) have voiced their opposition to the $24.4 billion sale.Both Southeastern Asset Management and T. Rowe Price say that the price tag “does not […]
Don’t Believe The Hype — The Dell Deal Can Happen Without Its Biggest Shareholders
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Now Dell’s Board Is Voting On A $24 Billion Buyout Backed By Microsoft

[credit provider=””>Dell.com “] A $24 billion deal to take computer maker Dell private faces one last hurdle: The company’s board is voting on the offer tonight, Bloomberg reports.According to multiple reports, Silver Lake, a buyout firm will invest $1 billion or more; Microsoft will invest $2 billion; and founder Michael […]
Now Dell’s Board Is Voting On A $24 Billion Buyout Backed By Microsoft
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Dell Could Go Private By Monday

NEW YORK, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Dell Inc is nearing an agreement to sell itself to a buyout consortium led by its founder and Chief Executive Michael Dell and private equity firm Silver Lake Partners, possibly announcing a deal as soon as Monday, according to two people familiar with the […]
Dell Could Go Private By Monday
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And Now The Argument For Why Dell Will NOT Go Private

[credit provider=”Wikimedia/Brocken Inaglory” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hearst_Grizzly_Gulch_-_San_Francisco_Zoo.jpg”] When Bloomberg broke the news that Dell may take itself private yesterday, the Street jumped — A leveraged buy-out deal, a big one… the likes of which haven’t been seen since 2007.Big.
And Now The Argument For Why Dell Will NOT Go Private
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Now We Know Who’s Been Talking To Dell About Going Private

[credit provider=”YouTube/pepwave24″ url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZi1Ouc4Wtk&feature=related”] Buyout firms Silver Lake Partners and TPG have held talks with Dell about taking the company private, the Wall Street Journal reports.Speculation about who could be discussing a deal with the struggling hardware company ran rampant yesterday when Bloomberg broke the news that talks were being held […]
Now We Know Who’s Been Talking To Dell About Going Private
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Celebrity Startups Are So Hot, This Tech-Focused PE Firm Just Bought Part Of A Talent Agency

[credit provider=”Michael Loccisano/Getty Images” url=”http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/singer-taylor-swift-arrives-at-the-2009-mtv-video-music-news-photo/90712022″] What startup wouldn’t want a big name celeb like Taylor Swift, Queen Latifah, or Jude Law to invest in the company and then become a spokesperson?That’s the kind of celebrity/tech matching clout that private equity firm Silver Lake bought for itself.
Celebrity Startups Are So Hot, This Tech-Focused PE Firm Just Bought Part Of A Talent Agency
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RIM Talked To Silver Lake About Going Private, But Couldn’t Agree On Valuation

[credit provider=”Screenshot”] Research in Motion talked to private equity firm Silver Lake Partners last year about going private, but talks broke down over valuation.Speaking on Bloomberg West this afternoon, reporter John Erlichman said a source with “direct knowledge” told him the talks happened before current CEO Thorstein Heins took over […]
RIM Talked To Silver Lake About Going Private, But Couldn’t Agree On Valuation
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The First Yahoo Bids Are Coming In, And They Look Pretty Low

[credit provider=”peanutian via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/peanutian/2242629977/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] At least two private equity groups placed bids on Yahoo today, and both bids valued the company at more than $20 billion.A consortium led by Silver Lake bid $16.60 per share for a minority stake, according to Bloomberg. That would value Yahoo around $20.6 billion, […]
The First Yahoo Bids Are Coming In, And They Look Pretty Low
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Microsoft Has No Interest In Buying All Of Yahoo, Sources Say

[credit provider=”AP”] Microsoft and Silver Lake Partners are leading a group of investors that look to buy up to a 20 per cent minority stake in Yahoo, according to a report by the New York Times.Microsoft will participate in the bid, but wants to keep its existing strategic relationship alive, […]
Microsoft Has No Interest In Buying All Of Yahoo, Sources Say
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“My Gut Is Silver Lake Does Something [With Yahoo]”

[credit provider=”AP”] At last week’s Silicon Alley 100 party, we heard a little nugget of gossip on private equity group Silver Lake, and its interest in Yahoo.Apparently, the PE group is taking meetings with tech executives to learn more about Yahoo and whether or not its salvageable.
“My Gut Is Silver Lake Does Something [With Yahoo]”