Major shareholders like Carl Icahn who opposed Dell's $24.9 billion go-private acquisition were just trying to drive up the stock price, Michael Dell tells CNBC.» Read More
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Dell warned on Friday that it would be dangerous to take on a lot of debt and remain a public company given its worsening profit outlook, in a sign that it views proposals from Blackstone Group and billionaire investor Carl Icahn as fraught with risk.
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A special committee of Dell board is evaluating separate takeover proposals from Blackstone and billionaire investor Carl Icahn to decide whether either or both are likely to trump an existing $24.4 billion take-private deal.
Dell appeared to have received competing offers following a $24.4 billion agreement last month to be taken private by its founder and private equity firm Silver Lake, setting up a tug-of-war.
Marshall Sonenshine, Chairman and CEO of Sonenshine Partner, discusses the likelihood of rival bidders appearing before tonight's "go-shop" deadline.
Blackstone, which is weighing an offer for Dell, is making an aggressive push to recruit Oracle President Mark Hurd to be chief executive of the world's No. 3 PC maker.
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.
CNBC's David Faber reports the latest details on Dell's leveraged buyout attempt.
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.
Carl Icahn has likely amassed a Dell position that may approach 100 million shares, reports CNBC's David Faber.
"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.
This asset manager says he's met with three new clients with over $1 million each but the "shock and awe" of 2008 still looms large in their psyche.
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.
Keith Woolcock, partner at 5th Column Ideas, says the Dell-story tells the PC cycle is dead, but the Apple share price indicates the end of cycle for smartphones, adding the few tech stocks worth investing in are already on very high PE.
Dell reported a 31-percent drop in profit, hurt by a shrinking consumer business, but the results topped analysts' expectations. This came just over a week after founder Michael Dell offered to take the company private.
CNBC's Jon Fortt provides a preview of Dell's earnings, due out after the bell. And David Katz, Matrix Asset Advisors, provides additional insight on what to expect when the tech giant goes private.
Carr Lanphier, Morningstar analyst, provides a preview of Dell's earnings and what investors can expect if the company proceeds with its plans to go private.
Mark O'Hare, CEO of Preqin, says leverage is back, as multiples on buyout deals are going up.