Microsoft Poised to Buy Dell

Making headline news this week, software giant Microsoft is working on finalizing details with Dell to see if a buyout deal can be made. Dell has recently announced they are looking to go private, and get out of the public sector. Both Microsoft and Dell have taken a hit in the PC arena with the strong emergence of tablet and mobile phones. Pairing up could give both Dell and Microsoft some interesting strategic synergy.

In yesterday’s Bloomberg article, "Dell Said to Near Buyout as Microsoft Talks Deal Financing", some details of the potential negotiation are revealed. Global private investment firm Silver Lake Management LLC is named as one of the funding providers in the Microsoft-Dell deal.

This is an interesting deal to watch, and, if completed, would be the largest leveraged buyout since the financial crises.

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