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Mergers and Acquisitions Buyins and Buyouts

  • 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.

  • Stocks to Gain 10% In 2013?

    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.

  • Dell LBO Talks Continue Moving Forward

    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)

  • A range of F&N's soft drinks

    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.

  • Dell Deal Could Be Announced Within 2 Weeks: Faber

    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.

  • Dell In Talks Over Potential Leveraged Buyout

    Silver Lake Partners is the driving force behind the Dell buyout, reports CNBC's Bertha Coombs.

  • Does Dell Need Private Time?

    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.

  • Potential Dell Buyout?

    Shares of Dell are surging nearly 14 percent, with the "Street Signs" team; Jack Ablin, Harris Private Bank; and Jayson Noland, Robert W. Baird.