But the stock climbed further after the billionaire investor disclosed the stake in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and said that he plans to speak with Freeport and may seek board representation. Freeport is undervalued, Icahn said in the filing, and he intends to address "executive compensation practices and capital structure as...» Read More
"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.
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.
John Tinker, Maxim Group analyst, discusses the founder's buyout bid for the bookstore, and the outlook on the Nook media business.
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.
Mark O'Hare, CEO of Preqin, says leverage is back, as multiples on buyout deals are going up.
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.
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.
CNBC's David Faber reports the latest details on Dell's $24.4 billion leveraged buyout deal.
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.
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.
The FMHR traders debate over how to play shares of Dell; and Erin Gibbs, S&P Capital IQ, explains why she sees stocks gaining 10 percent in 2013.
CNBC's David Faber breaks the news that Microsoft is in talks to invest $1 billion to $3 billion as part of a Dell leveraged buyout. (4:30)
Thailand's third-richest man has raised his stake and takeover offer for Fraser and Neave to fend off a bid by a group led by Indonesian tycoon Stephen Riady as the battle for the Singapore property and drinks group draws towards a close.
The price for a Dell deal will be $13.50-$14 per share, reports CNBC's David Faber. The equity investments from Silver Lake and other potential investors is roughly $2 billion, he says.
Silver Lake Partners is the driving force behind the Dell buyout, reports CNBC's Bertha Coombs.
Dan Primack, Fortune senior editor, weighs in on a potential buyout of the tech giant, and why he believes Dell's numbers are just too big to get a deal done. Richard LeFrak, The LeFrak Organization president, and Wilbur Ross, WL Ross & Co. chairman & CEO, also discuss.
Shares of Dell are surging nearly 14 percent, with the "Street Signs" team; Jack Ablin, Harris Private Bank; and Jayson Noland, Robert W. Baird.
Dell is reportedly in talks with private equity firms over a potential buyout. Meanwhile, Dell issued a "no comment" to CNBC. David Lutz, at Stifel Nicolaus; Jack Ablin, Harris Private Bank; and CNBC's Herb Greenberg and Jon Fortt, weigh in.
CNBC's David Faber has an update on private equity buyouts, and the outlook on mergers and acquisitions.
Robert Kindler, Morgan Stanley global head of M&A, weighs in on the $8.2 billion NYSE/ICE merger, and explains why he believes deal-making is poised for resurgence in 2013.