Marrch 11, 2013 – As Dell Inc.’s minority shareholders gain momentum in their push for a sweeter takeover price, Michael Dell could boost the offer to $15 a share and still pay the cheapest multiple among large technology buyouts.

As the board seeks bids topping last month’s $13.65-a-share offer from Michael Dell and Silver Lake Management LLC, the computer maker has attracted interest from Blackstone Group LP, HP and Lenovo Group Ltd., people familiar with the matter said yesterday. The interest in Dell’s books along with Carl Icahn amassing a stake and pushing for a special dividend are adding to the opposition from Dell’s two largest outside shareholders.

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