NEW YORK Feb 4 Talks between Dell Inc
and a consortium led by its founder and chief executive Michael
Dell to take the world's No.3 PC maker private were still on
track on Monday, with negotiations focusing on a price of
between $13.50 and $13.75 per share, a person familiar with the
Talks are in their final stages and an outcome is expected
soon, the person said, cautioning that no final agreement had
been reached and negotiations could still break down.
Microsoft Corp is expected to invest around $2
billion in the deal, while private equity firm Silver Lake is
expected to put in about $1 billion, the source said. Michael
Dell is expected to roll over his roughly 16 percent stake and
put in some of his own money so he has control of the company,
the source added.
Dell and Microsoft did not immediately respond to a request
for a comment while Silver Lake declined to comment.