Blackstone ends pursuit of Dell Inc - source

April 18 Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:01pm EDT

April 18 (Reuters) - Blackstone Group LP has ended its buyout pursuit of Dell Inc, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters, almost a month after the private equity firm launched a rival bid for the PC maker.

Blackstone declined to comment. Dell could not be reached immediately for comment by Reuters outside of regular U.S. business hours.