Microsoft to Help Dell Go Private, to Inject $3 Billion (€2.2 Billion)

Microsoft is one of the companies that could get involved in the Dell buyout

By Bogdan Popa on January 23rd, 2013 07:25 GMT

Rumor has it that Microsoft plans to get involved in Dell’s buyout and inject as much as $3 billion (€2.2 billion) to help the company go private.

CNBC revealed in a short tweet that the Redmond-based technology firm is part of a group that currently negotiates a significant investment in Dell, but specific details on these negotiations are yet to be disclosed.

“Microsoft in talks to invest $1B-$3B as part of Dell leveraged buyout; investment seen as mezzanine financing, likely in form of a preferred,” CNBC said in the tweet.

There is no official statement on this, but if Microsoft gets involved in the buyout, a $3 billion investment won’t result in a majority stake, but only in a significant share that could help the Redmondians work closer with Dell on a number of projects.
Going private could cost Dell $22 Billion / 16.52 Billion Euro
   Going private could cost Dell $22 Billion / 16.52 Billion Euro
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