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Dell agrees to $24.4 billion buyout deal to go private #thecircuit

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Dell going private: Dell announced Tuesday that it will leave the public market thanks to a $24.4 billion deal between chief executive officer and founder Michael Dell and the Silver Lake Partners equity firm. Read full article >>...
Dell agrees to $24.4 billion buyout deal to go private #thecircuit

Say hello to the Skype mafia

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Everybody’s heard of the PayPal mafia — the cohort of entrepreneurs who graduated from the payments service when it was bought by eBay and have since left their mark across dozens of Silicon Valley companies, including Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and many more. But was it entirely unique? Skype has plenty...
Say hello to the Skype mafia

Foursquare Keen To Sell Data For Targeted Ads On Other Platforms

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Foursquare is building a new advertising product that will leverage users’ check-in data and sell it to other businesses to help create targeted ads on external platforms, according to a report by Ad Age. The article refers to “executives familiar with the situation,” but warns that the new platform is...
Foursquare Keen To Sell Data For Targeted Ads On Other Platforms

Oracle Blames Third-Quarter Miss on Sales Execution

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Shares of business software giant Oracle have fallen by more than 8 percent today following a third-quarter earnings report that surprised analysts by missing expectations on several fronts. In a conference call yesterday, CFO Safra Catz blamed the problems on issues with sales execution, due in part to all the...
Oracle Blames Third-Quarter Miss on Sales Execution

Dell Board Can't Get Into Specifics, But Just Trust Them When They Say: Sell!

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Cross-posted from Dell reported earnings today and they feel a little pointless, as Dell is no longer particularly an earnings play, unless of course it is. Dan Primack is mad because of the irrelevancy of the exercise: What Dell did not want to talk about, however, was its pending...
Dell Board Can't Get Into Specifics, But Just Trust Them When They Say: Sell!

Newvem offers insights into your Amazon Web Services usage, raises $4m from Greylock, Index, Eric Schmidt

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Two Israeli entrepreneurs with a track record in starting and selling enterprise software companies have put their weight behind a new startup called Newvem. The company’s SaaS solution – dubbed KnowYourCloud Analytics – enables Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers to analyze and optimize their cloud usage. Today, Newvem is announcing...
Newvem offers insights into your Amazon Web Services usage, raises $4m from Greylock, Index, Eric Schmidt

Icahn acquires larger stake in Dell, proposes new buyout deal

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Carl Icahn has acquired a larger stake in Dell and called for a better buyout offer than the proposal of $13.65 per share from Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners. Icahn has proposed that Dell commence a tender offer for around 1.1 billion shares at $14 per share, with...
Icahn acquires larger stake in Dell, proposes new buyout deal

With Alternative Offers From Blackstone & Icahn On The Table, Dell Filing Shows It Will Push Ahead With Silver Lake Merger

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Dell announced today that it has filed its initial proxy materials with the SEC in connection with a merger agreement between Dell, its Chairman and CEO Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners. Under the terms of the deal, shareholders would received $13.65 in cash for each share of stock, which...
With Alternative Offers From Blackstone & Icahn On The Table, Dell Filing Shows It Will Push Ahead With Silver Lake Merger

Exclusive: News Corp. Digital Media Group Contemplates Spin-Off and Equity Sale of FAN

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While there have been reports that News Corp. was selling off its advertising unit, Fox Audience Network, it actually has been in talks with a variety of private equity firms to spin off the unit and sell only a 20 to 30 percent chunk of it. Such a deal...
Exclusive: News Corp. Digital Media Group Contemplates Spin-Off and Equity Sale of FAN

Dell buyout deal is reportedly near

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The specter of a privately held Dell is starting to gel into reality, according to several press reports. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Citing unnamed sources, the Wall Street Journal reported that talks over the deal — at a price of about $13 or $14 per share — continued into Sunday night....
Dell buyout deal is reportedly near

Wall Street Beat: Dell says Icahn bid comes up short by billions

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As the time for a shareholder vote draws near, the Dell special committee weighing competing bids for the company said Wednesday that a plan from investor Carl Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management comes up short by billions of dollars.The Dell committee reiterated that an offer from company founder Michael...
Wall Street Beat: Dell says Icahn bid comes up short by billions

Microsoft Joins Talks To Buy Out Dell Shareholders

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Microsoft is talking with Dell about financing its buyout. The deal is reported to be worth about $2 billion. For the past few weeks there have been reports that Dell has been in talks with Silver Lake Partners, a private equity firm, to buy out the public shareholders. It has...
Microsoft Joins Talks To Buy Out Dell Shareholders

Dell in Talks on Buyout at $13 to $14 a Share

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Private-equity firm Silver Lake Partners was in discussions with Dell on a buyout at around $13 to 14 a share, according to a person familiar with the matter. The buyout group would include Michael Dell....
Dell in Talks on Buyout at $13 to $14 a Share

Dell Committee Slams Icahn's Latest Offer, Saying It Falls Short

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The special committee of Dell’s board of directors overseeing its go-private process fired back at activist investor Carl Icahn’s latest proposal today in a letter to shareholders, saying it is “not, in its present state, a transaction that the special committee could endorse or execute.” Earlier today, Icahn proposed that...
Dell Committee Slams Icahn's Latest Offer, Saying It Falls Short
Dell expected to go private as soon as Monday

Dell signs agreement to cap Icahn's share ownership

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As part of the review process of potential offers to take Dell private, the company announced that its board of directors approved an agreement with Carl Icahn that would cap the amount of shares owned by the activist investor.CEO Michael Dell and equity firm Silver Lake Partners on Feb....
Dell signs agreement to cap Icahn's share ownership

Silver Lake's Win-Win Approach to Dell

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Is the guy who "wins" an auction really the winner, or just the sap that paid the most? Silver Lake Partners may ponder that in the battle for Dell....
Silver Lake's Win-Win Approach to Dell

Silver Lake and Microsoft: Best of Buyout Buds

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Silver Lake Partners and Microsoft, it seems, really like each other's company....
Silver Lake and Microsoft: Best of Buyout Buds

Reports: Blackstone abandons offer for Dell

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Blackstone Group has given up its bid for Dell, less than a month after the private-equity fund manager said it was planning to top an offer from founder Michael Dell and private-equity firm Silver Lake Partners, according to news reports....
Reports: Blackstone abandons offer for Dell

Silver Lake has reportedly raised nearly $10b for its next fund, 25% more than expected

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Silver Lake Partners, the private equity firm backing Michael Dell’s move to take Dell private, is said to be nearly finished fundraising for a new $10 billion fund that is roughly 25% bigger than originally anticipated, according to Reuters. A source told the outlet that the fund, dubbed Silver Lake...
Silver Lake has reportedly raised nearly $10b for its next fund, 25% more than expected

Microsoft's $2B loan to Dell buyout group involves new Windows license deal

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The terms of Microsoft's $2 billion loan into the war chest of Denali Holdings, the Dell private buyout entity led by Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners, are now public record. Microsoft's money was key in raising the $24.4 billion required to finalize the offer for Dell, but it's possible...
Microsoft's $2B loan to Dell buyout group involves new Windows license deal
Another Dell investor lashes out against the $24.4B buyout

Is the Dell Buyout Really a Good Idea?

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So what do Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners see that the public market investors do not? That’s the question that hangs over the $24.4 billion buyout of Dell Inc. shareholders announced this morning. As the company’s share price has fallen by half since 2007 amid a PC market that...
Is the Dell Buyout Really a Good Idea?

Why Would Microsoft Invest $3 Billion Into Dell?

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Microsoft may be planning to invest between $1 billion and $3 billion into Dell as part of a leveraged buyout that would take the company private, CNBC reported Tuesday.  The report claims that Silver Lake Partners is acting as matchmaker, negotiating an investment between Dell and a special committee representing Dell's shareholders. The...
Why Would Microsoft Invest $3 Billion Into Dell?

Dell Confirms Buyout Offers from Blackstone and Icahn, Says Both May Be Superior

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Dell today confirmed what leaked out over the weekend, that private equity firm Blackstone and activist investor Carl Icahn have made offers to buy out the struggling computer company at valuations that are higher than a $24.4 billion offer from founder Michael Dell and Silver Lake partners made last month....
Dell Confirms Buyout Offers from Blackstone and Icahn, Says Both May Be Superior

With Dell Buyout Poised to Be Announced Today, the Bromance Between Microsoft and Silver Lake Gets Serious

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Of all the complex aspects of the $23 billion leveraged buyout that is set to take PC maker Dell private — which sources said is likely to be announced sometime early today — one of the more interesting parts of the mega-deal is the evolving relationship between software giant...
With Dell Buyout Poised to Be Announced Today, the Bromance Between Microsoft and Silver Lake Gets Serious

Carl Icahn Already Has A Short-List Of CEOs If He's Able To Take Over Dell

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NEW YORK, June 7 (Reuters) - Carl Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management Inc are short-listing potential candidates to become the next Dell Inc chief executive should they succeed in a proxy battle against Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners, two sources close to the matter told Reuters. A number of...
Carl Icahn Already Has A Short-List Of CEOs If He's Able To Take Over Dell

EXCLUSIVE: Here's How Meg Whitman Told Employees About Her Latest Management Change (HPQ)

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HP employees tell us they were shocked to get an email from Meg Whitman this morning. It said HP has hired yet another outsider—George Kadifa of Silver Lake Partners—for a leadership role at HP. Why the surprise? Whitman had told employees that HP needs to find leaders from the inside,...
EXCLUSIVE: Here's How Meg Whitman Told Employees About Her Latest Management Change (HPQ)

Blackstone proposes counterbid for Dell, reports say

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Blackstone Group has reportedly sent a preliminary counterbid to buy out Dell, which would rival the current proposed offer of US$24.4 billion from Silver Lake Partners and Michael Dell made in early February. Blackstone, an equity firm, submitted its offer to Dell on Friday, the New York Times reported,...
Blackstone proposes counterbid for Dell, reports say

Report: Dell close to finalizing $24B privatization deal

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Dell has reportedly moved forward with negotiations to go private, with a finalized deal expected as early as this weekend, unnamed sources have told Reuters. A buyout consortium headed by CEO Michael Dell and private equity firm Silver Lake Partners is said to be preparing to pay $13 to $14...
Report: Dell close to finalizing $24B privatization deal
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