Dell nears buyout that could top $24 billion

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lauradeen wrote:

Nadia, would you place this in context? Has there been another private buyout deal in the tech sector in the past few decades that is similar to this in size?

Feb 01, 2013 10:16pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Bunker555 wrote:

A lot of Microsoft’s OS customers will be piffed if they participate in the DELL deal. First Microsoft does stealth Tablet hardware, and now they fund one of their biggest competitors, and probably give them a break on the operating system and Office 365/2013. It’s not that DELL needs the noney to stay afloat. Perhaps DELL will spin-off the DELL brand and focus only on enterprise and security products. MSFT would probably be better off buying a digital media and content company like Yahoo that aligns better with MSFT’s software and entertainment businesses.

Feb 01, 2013 11:55pm EST  --  Report as abuse
avgprsn wrote:

I don’t mean to sound snide, but the above poster cited competition problems offending MS investors.
Correct me if I’m wrong but last time I checked Microsoft’s biggest revenue is from the software sector and Dell contracts hardware & software mfgs thus allowing them to put together total solutions.
Dell was a huge MS corporate customer and partner in most ways.
Is there something I’m missing here?

Feb 02, 2013 2:14pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Bunker555 wrote:

@avgprsn
Sorry for the clumsy writing. I meant DELL competitors like HP, Lenovo, Acer, Toshiba, Sony, Asus, …, would be concerned if the new MSFT/DELL relationship gave DELL an advantage.

Feb 03, 2013 5:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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