Glenn Hutchins is doing just fine now.
He's trying to sell them on the benefits of going private.
Why the computer maker is going private.
Icahn and Blackstone are both offering shareholders more money.
[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 […]
Michael Dell has taken his company, Dell, private.
[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 […]
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 […]
Silver Lake Management LLC and partners are close to lining up about $15 billion in funds for a buyout of Dell Inc., the third-biggest maker of personal computers, said people familiar with the matter.
As of yesterday, Dell and private equity firms Silver Lake and TPG were still just talking about a massive deal to take the company 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.
[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 […]
[credit provider=”YouTube/Screenshot” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjixTeSPjGg”] Three firms are said to have expressed interest in buying out ailing market-maker Knight Capital, according to Bloomberg’s Cristina Alesci.Click here for updates >
[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.
[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 […]
Bloomberg is reporting that Silver Lake co-founders Glenn Hutchins, David Roux and Jim Davidson are planning to reduce their ownership in the firm they began 13 years ago.
An alarming possibility appears to be developing that Yahoos and Yahoo shareholders need to consider.The same Yahoo Board that blew the Microsoft $31 per share offer three years ago could conceivably be in the process of blowing another offer–the one from Silver Lake to take a minority stake in the […]
One of the early knocks against private-equity firm Silver Lake’s proposal to invest in Yahoo was that this move was really just a back-door way for Yahoo Founder Jerry Yang to regain control of the company.
Here’s the latest on Yahoo’s board ruminations, courtesy of Anupreeta Das, Amir Efrati, and Joann Lublin of the Wall Street Journal…
Square COO and Valley tech star Keith Rabois was just bellyaching on Twitter about how Yahoo’s a goner.”Put a fork in it,” Keith said.
Frustration with Yahoo’s feckless board went into overdrive recently when the board began soliciting ideas, proposals, and offers from anyone who had them.The whole process seemed designed to avoid solving Yahoo’s fundamental problems and instead come up with a transaction–any transaction–to save face before the board rinsed their hands of […]
An investment group led by Jack Ma’s Alibaba is preparing to make a bid for all of Yahoo and could bid around $20 per share, according to Bloomberg.
[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, […]
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[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, […]
[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.
Private equity group Silver Lake partners is in talks with Russian investment company DST and Chinese Internet giant Alibaba to team up on a bid for Yahoo, Bloomberg reports.
When Silver Lake took Skype over in 2009, they created a briefing for employees that spelled out exactly what would happen to their stock options if they quit early.
Over the past week, a minor scandal has emerged in Silicon Valley over the way a bunch of senior Skype executives were treated after the company agreed to be acquired by Microsoft for $9 billion.The first report was that the executives had been fired before the deal closed to save […]