HONG KONG, Oct 6- Saudi Aramco, the world's biggest oil producer, is in talks to acquire a stake in a China National Petroleum Corp refinery as well as retail assets, people familiar with the matter said- a deal that would help it sell more of its output to China amid growing competition. The sale of a stake in an established refinery marks a departure from the past for...» Read More
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.
Google maps is approved for listing in the Apple app store; and Best Buy shares jump on reports its founder Richard Schulze is prepared to make a $5-$6 billion buyout offer, with CNBC's Robert Frank and John Carney.
CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports on the last day for potential buyers to grab a seat at the Twinkie table.
British retail billionaire Philip Green on Thursday sold a 25 percent stake in Topshop and Topman to U.S. private equity firm Leonard Green and Partners in a deal that values the popular high street chain at 2 billion pounds.
Delta Air Lines has held recent talks to buy a 49 percent stake in British carrier Virgin Atlantic that is currently held by Singapore Airlines, two people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.