While rumors about the purchase of Dell by Silver Lake Partners specify more we learn today by CNBC that Microsoft could participate in the redemption with U.S. investment fund. While the value of Dell is estimated between $ 20 and $ 25 billion, Microsoft is ready to invest between $ 1 and $ 3 billion, which is not that much when you’re called Microsoft. We should know more by the end of the week.
Side of Silver Lake Partners, we learn from Bloomberg that the investment fund is ready with a proposal around $ 15 billion to buy the third largest manufacturer of PC.
Just Like a lot of PC manufacturers, Dell hasn’t been doing very well lately. And now unnamed sources have told Bloomberg that “several large banks have already been contacted about financing an offer to take Dell private.”
Bloomberg’s sources also indicated that Dell is “in talks to go private with at least two private equity firms,” although the sources cautioned that any such deal “could fall apart because the firms may not be able to line up the needed financing or resolve how to exit the investment in the future.”
A Dell spokesperson has told CNBC that the company “won’t comment on rumors and speculation,” but didn’t flatly deny the report. Trading of Dell’s shares was briefly halted in the wake of Bloomberg’s report, and surged by 12% immediately after trading resumed.