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Dell Goes Private

We previously covered how Dell decided to quit the smartphone business and focus on its partnership with Microsoft. today, Dell announced that it has officially gone from being a publicly-traded company to a private one through an official buyout financed by cash and equity from CEO Michael Dell, funds from investment firms Silver Lake and MSD Capital, a $2 billion loan from Microsoft, plus debt financing from a number of banks as well as Dell's cash on hand. Dell's shareholders will receive ...
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Dell Bids Smartphone Business Farewell

Dell took the tough decision to put an end to its smartphone business, globally. Tough simply because parting ways with a market that is expected to reach around $150 billion in 2014 is definitely not an easy thing to do, and most investors may not understand it . Dell already stopped selling smartphone in the US earlier this year, while maintaining this segment's activity in some other markets like China. That was short-lived. We're completely out of that. Our view is that from a pure ...
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