Mergers and Acquisitions Buyins and Buyouts

  • Dell Battle Heating Up

    A look inside the Dell deal and details from its proxy, with CNBC's David Faber. BlackStone has made a preliminary proposal even though it doesn't yet have funding.

  • Sean Parker's Medieval-Themed Wedding

    Dell is saying proposals from both Blackstone and Carl Icahn are risky, and Napster creator & Facebook co-founder Sean Parker is preparing for a medieval-themed wedding. CNBC's Bob Pisani and John Carney, discuss.

  • Dell Shares Get a Boost

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports on the latest of the Dell buyout deal. Shares got a boost today on news of a potential bidding war for the company.

  • Options Action: The Dell Deal Fair?

    Competitors have until midnight tonight to submit higher bids for Dell. Brian Stutland of Stutland Volatility Group, and Crawford Del Prete, IDC, weigh in on what shareholders think.

  • Will Michael Dell Be Outbid?

    Marshall Sonenshine, Chairman and CEO of Sonenshine Partner, discusses the likelihood of rival bidders appearing before tonight's "go-shop" deadline.

  • Yahoo billboard in San Francisco, CA

    Yahoo is in talks to acquire a controlling stake in Dailymotion, one of the world's most popular online video websites.

  • The Devil in Dell's Details

    CNBC's David Faber tracks the process of Dell's attempts to go private, beginning on August 16th, when two private equity firms first approached Michael Dell.

  • Faber Report: Dell's Rocky Road to a Deal

    CNBC's David Faber reports the latest details on Dell's leveraged buyout attempt.

  • Blackstone's Bet on Entrepreneurs

    In a wide-ranging conversation, Steve Schwarzman, Blackstone Group chairman & CEO, discusses his company's pledge to support innovation and weighs in on Dell's LBO, the private equity space, and the outlook on the market.

  • Icahn Builds Dell Stake, Complicating Buyout

    CNBC's David Faber discusses the latest developments in Dell's attempt to go private, while activist investor Carl Icahn has let it be known he wants the company to conduct a leveraged recapitalization.

  • Cooperman's 'Moral Argument' Against Dell Deal

    "Generally speaking, leveraged buyouts are giant case of inside trading by management against their shareholders," said Leon Cooperman, Omega Advisors chairman & CEO, sharing his views on Dell's attempt to go private.

  • Best Buy Earnings Break Down: Analyst

    Michael Pachter, Wedbush Securities analyst, has the play on Best Buy after reporting better-than-expected numbers and no buyout offer from founder Richard Shulze.

  • Barnes & Nobel Founder Bids For Retail Business

    John Tinker, Maxim Group analyst, discusses the founder's buyout bid for the bookstore, and the outlook on the Nook media business.

  • Faber Report: Dell's Earnings Beat

    CNBC's David Faber breaks down the tech giant's fourth quarter numbers, and reports the latest details on the company's plans to go private.

  • Dell Buyout is a Bellwether for Big Buyout Upturn: Pro

    Mark O'Hare, CEO of Preqin, says leverage is back, as multiples on buyout deals are going up.

  • T. Rowe Price Speaks Out on Dell Buyout

    T. Rowe Price is the second largest shareholder of Dell, and the company says it will not support the Dell buyout "as put forward," with the FMHR traders and Dan Niles, AlphaOne Capital Partners.

  • Inside a Private Dell

    Is it easier to work your way out of a PC hole if you are not public? Dennis Berman, The Wall Street Journal; and Dan Primack, Fortune Magazine, discuss Dell's plan to go private, and what investors are likely to expect.

  • Competitors Already Taking Shots At Dell's Deal

    CNBC's David Faber reports the latest details on Dell's $24.4 billion leveraged buyout deal.

  • Energy Independence: Nat Gas to Liquids

    The Fast Money traders discuss news that Microsoft is in talks with Silver Lake to invest between $1 billion and $3 billion as part of a Dell leveraged buyout. Also, Sasol is going to build the first U.S. plant that will convert nat gas diesel and other liquid fuels, with Andre de Ruyter, Sasol Limited.

  • Microsoft In Talks To Invest  Up to $3 Billion In Dell LBO: Faber

    CNBC's David Faber reports Microsoft is in talks to invest $1-$3 billion in a "mezzanine" financing as part of a Dell leveraged buyout.