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Submitted by mpctips 632d ago | article

How Does Microsoft Fit Into Dell's $24.4 Billion Buyout?

Maximum PC: First things first -- if you haven't heard by now, Dell is going private. Michael Dell, with the help of private equity firm Silver Lake and a significant loan from Microsoft, have agreed to pay Dell's public shareholders $13.65 a share, valuing the transaction at $24.4 billion. Now Mr. Dell is free to run the company without having to answer to shareholders, and while it will likely be years before we know if this was in the best interest of Dell, there's an interesting side story involving Microsoft that deserves attention. (Dell, Industry, Michael Dell:, Microsoft)

newsguy  +   632d ago
Great analysis
fatstarr  +   631d ago
its a strategic war for the epic technology war coming in 2015
between pcs, tablets, laptops, phones all dirt cheap with capabilities and then the use of android as an OS is surely creeping into play Microsoft is planning for the future, Apple isnt the biggest enemy on the future horizons.

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