(Bloomberg) -- Dell Inc. and EMC Corp. are in talks to sell EMC’s Documentum, part of the companies’ plan to divest more than $6 billion in assets to help finance the largest technology acquisition ever, people with knowledge of the matter said.

Dell is also proceeding with selling software assets Sonicwall and Quest, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the discussions aren’t public. The company would prefer to sell the divisions together for about $4 billion, the people said. Private equity firms and strategic suitors have expressed interest in the divestitures, they said.

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