January 23, 2013 – A possible Dell buyout this week wouldn’t mark a new era of private equity takeovers, says one expert, but could strain the relationships of potential suitor Microsoft.
Dell is close to clinching a leveraged buyout by Silver Lake Management LLC, and Microsoft is discussing providing part of the funding, people with knowledge of the matter said yesterday. Microsoft may contribute about $2 billion for the deal, which could be announced this week, one person said.
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