Hedge fund titan Jim Chanos told CNBC on Thursday that he's short Dell stock and wonders if the potential deal-makers circling the troubled personal computer maker are looking at the company's balance sheet and cash flow statement.
"I don't think they're looking at the numbers," the founder of Kynikos Associates said in a "Squawk Box" interview.
"We are short Dell. We covered our [previous] Dell short in single digits last year. And we shorted it [again in 2013] into the deal," Chanos said, referring to the $24 billion leveraged buyout effort led by founder Michael Dell to take his company private.
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Facing some shareholder opposition to that plan, a special committee has been appointed by the Dell board to conduct, what it calls, a "robust go-shop process" to look at other alternatives.
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