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Posts tagged “Dell”

July 24, 2013

Premium Lock Dell founder makes 'best and final proposal' but committee wants more

Michael Dell Michael Dell sweetened his offer to buy the PC maker that bears his name but the committee advising shareholders wants a higher price.

July 18, 2013

Premium Lock Dell delays shareholder vote on CEO's $24.4B buyout offer

Michael Dell Dell has postponed a shareholder meeting until July 24, a signal that the company didn't have the votes to pass its proposed $24.4 billion sale to Chief Executive Officer Michael Dell and Silver Lake Management.

July 18, 2013

Premium Lock Michael Dell's $24.4B buyout plan for Dell faces nail-biter vote

The run-up to the vote on Michael Dell's $24.4 billion proposal to acquire Dell has turned into a nail-biting game of chicken that has left Dell's side racing to lobby shareholders who consider the bid too low. Rather than ending with a victory dance for Dell, today may yield a decision to postpone the vote deadline to give him and private-equity firm Silver Lake Management LLC more time to convince investors of the merits of the leveraged buyout - or to simply increase the $13.65-per-share bid.

Michael Dell gambles he can turn around his company Michael Dell gambles he can turn around his company

July 12, 2013

Premium Lock Icahn sweetens Dell bid with warrants to shareholders

Dell's new ultrabook Carl Icahn's latest move is the fourth effort to scuttle the buyout offer of $13.65 a share from CEO Michael Dell and Silver Lake Management LLC.

July 10, 2013

Premium Lock Icahn urges share appraisal ahead of Dell vote

Dell's new ultrabook Carl Icahn hopes that asking the courts to appraise Dell shares force Michael Dell to sweeten his own offer to buy back the PC maker.

July 8, 2013

Premium Lock Dell founder's buyout offer wins support of proxy advisory firm ISS

Shareholder advisory firm ISS recommends taking the certainty of a cash bid over the undertainty of billionaire Carl Icahn's plan to keep Dell public and boost value with a stock buyback.

Dell's new desktop Dell's new desktop

Updated June 21, 2013

Premium Lock Lenovo battles 2 former execs in bid to become No. 1 PC seller

A reshuffling at HP and a defection to Dell means Lenovo must battle the skills of those former executive team leaders in the battle for global PC dominance.

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June 19, 2013

Premium Lock Icahn changes tack on Dell, proposes $16B share buyback

Activist investor Carl Icahn on Tuesday proposed a $16 billion share buyback in his latest effort to thwart Dell Inc. founder Michael Dell's effort to take the struggling computer maker private.

Dell's new desktop Dell's new desktop

June 5, 2013

Premium Lock Dell committee: Icahn-Southeastern buyout offer falls $3.9B short

Dell's new ultrabook Dell says a buyout offer from Southeastern and billionaire investor Carl Icahn is approximately $3.9 billion short of the amount needed to pay shareholders as promised and operate the business.

May 31, 2013

Premium Lock Dell sets date for shareholder vote on its CEO's leveraged buyout offer

Dell The world's No. 3 PC manufacturer will hold a shareholder vote on July 18 on a $24.4 billion leveraged buyout offer by founder Michael Dell and Silver Lake Management LLC.

Updated May 13, 2013

Premium Lock Can Dell Software be a winner? Yes, but speed is crucial

Dell Analysis: With no legacy software business to protect, and a midmarket presence, acquisition and integration strategy, the new Dell Software division enjoys an edge over enterprise software vendors IBM, Microsoft and HP. TBR believes Dell Software has the IP and team to do this -- but the speed of full integration remains unknown.

May 10, 2013

Premium Lock Investor Icahn tries for Dell again with new bid

Dell's new ultrabook Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has teamed with Dell's largest independent shareholder, Southeastern Asset Management, to pitch a deal that would let Dell shareholders keep their stake in the company.

April 19, 2013

Premium Lock Citing falling PC sales, Blackstone drops bid for Dell

Dell Blackstone Group has pulled out of bidding for Dell Inc. amid concerns about the personal-computer maker's finances and the worsening outlook for global PC sales.

April 16, 2013

Premium Lock Dell, Icahn agree on a share ownership cap

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn agreed to accumulate no more than a 10 percent stake in Dell Inc. as he continues to pursue an alternative to a $24.4 billion leveraged buyout by founder Michael Dell.

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April 11, 2013

Premium Lock Stock in Microsoft, others linked to PCs drop as computer sales plunge

New Microsoft logo If fewer people are interested in buying a new personal computer, then fewer investors want to own stakes in companies whose fortunes are tied to the sales of laptop and desktop machines.

April 10, 2013

Premium Lock PC sales plunge; IDC says consumers 'shun Windows 8'

The last time worldwide PC shipments experienced a double- digit percentage decline was in the third quarter of 2001, when the market was roiled by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the impact of a decline in technology stocks

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April 5, 2013

Premium Lock Blackstone reportedly sidesteps issue of post-buyout role at Dell for Michael Dell

Michael Dell If Michael Dell doesn't get a deal he likes from a victorious Blackstone, he will cash out his 15.6 percent stake and walk away from the company he started 29 years ago while in college, Bloomberg news reports.

April 2, 2013

Premium Lock Michael Dell delivers pep talk: 'We've made so much progress ...'

Michael Dell Dell Chief Executive Officer Michael Dell, seeking to rally employees amid buyout negotiations, says in a memo he's made headway in efforts to transform the computer maker into a broader provider of business products.

April 1, 2013

Premium Lock Lenovo, PC makers must reboot as mobile device sales surge

Analysis: In response to the surge in mobile devices, especially smartphones and tablets, which recorded unit shipment increases of 37.6 percent and 39.3 percent, respectively, PC makers will aggressively fill their ecosystems will innovative products aimed at countering their mobile- and tablet-centric rivals.

Microsoft's Surface Microsoft's Surface

April 1, 2013

Premium Lock Michael Dell wants guarantee to stay as Dell CEO in buyout deal

Michael Dell Dell Inc. founder Michael Dell will only consider backing a buyout by Blackstone Group LP if the private-equity firm guarantees he can remain as chief executive officer, Bloomberg news reports.

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