Dell says proposed offer shifts risks of business to buyer group

SAN FRANCISCO Fri Feb 8, 2013 6:05pm EST

SAN FRANCISCO Feb 8 (Reuters) - Dell Inc on Friday, responding to independent investment fund Southeastern Asset Management, said the proposed buyout deal offers immediate premium for stockholders and shifts the risks facing the business to the buyer group.

"The Board concluded that the proposed all-cash transaction is in the best interests of stockholders," Dell said in a statement.