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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.
Dell Chief Executive Michael Dell, aiming to clinch a $24.4 billion deal to take the No. 3 PC maker private, has agreed to value his 16 percent stake about 2 percent below the offer price.
Three of Dell's largest investors joined Southeastern Asset Management on Friday in objecting to a $24.4 billion buyout of the No. 3 PC maker led by Chief Executive Michael Dell, sources said, as opposition grows to the largest buyout since the start of the financial crisis.
Brian White, Managing Director & Senior Analyst for IT Hardware, Networking & Tech Supply Chain, Topeka Capital Markets says Michael Dell wants to focus on the enterprise market and make a bigger push into cloud computing without the scrutiny of its PC business.
CNBC's Scott Wapner just spoke with a large shareholder of Dell, Rich Pzena, who says he will be voting his shares "no" on the deal.