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Jan 25, 2013

Silver Lake’s bid likely the best Dell shareholders get

NEW YORK, Jan 24 (Reuters) – A potential bid by private
equity firm Silver Lake and its partners to take Dell Inc
private is unlikely to be topped by other investors,
people familiar with the matter said.

Silver Lake has a major advantage in having secured the
backing of founder and CEO Michael Dell, who has a roughly 16
percent stake in the world’s No.3 PC maker and would participate
in the buyout consortium.

Jan 18, 2013

Silver Lake seeks investors in Dell deal-sources

NEW YORK/SINGAPORE, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Silver Lake Partners,
trying to finalize a bidding group to take Dell Inc
private, is in talks with the manager of Canada’s pension plan
and other potential investment partners, people familiar with
the matter said.

Dell also has formed a special committee to take a close
look at any potential deal on the table, multiple sources with
knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Jan 18, 2013

Silver Lake hunts for investors in Dell deal-sources

NEW YORK/SINGAPORE, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Silver Lake Partners,
trying to finalize a bidding group to take Dell Inc
private, is in talks with the manager of Canada’s pension plan
and other potential investment partners, people familiar with
the matter said.

Dell also has formed a special committee to take a close
look at any potential deal on the table, multiple sources with
knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Jan 16, 2013

Dell buyout talks advance, Silver Lake lines up banks-sources

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Talks to take
Dell Inc private are at an advanced stage with at least
four major banks lined up to provide financing, two sources with
knowledge of the matter told Reuters, propelling shares of the
No. 3 computer maker 7 percent higher.

Buyout firm Silver Lake Partners, which is leading the deal,
tapped Credit Suisse, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
, Barclays and RBC late last year to
finance a potential deal, the sources said on condition of
anonymity, because details have not been made public.

Jan 16, 2013

Dell buyout talks advance, Silver Lake lines up banks

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Talks to take Dell Inc private are at an advanced stage with at least four major banks lined up to provide financing, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, propelling shares of the No. 3 computer maker 7 percent higher.

Buyout firm Silver Lake Partners, which is leading the deal, tapped Credit Suisse, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays and RBC late last year to finance a potential deal, the sources said on condition of anonymity, because details have not been made public.

Jan 15, 2013

Exclusive: Morgan Stanley to defer high-earners’ bonuses – sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Morgan Stanley (MS.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) is deferring the payout of all bonuses for the recently ended 2012 year for high-earning employees, three sources familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.

The deferral applies to all employees, except for financial advisers, who make more than $350,000 annually and whose bonuses are at least $50,000, one of the sources said.

Jan 15, 2013

Silver Lake in advanced Dell buyout talks: sources

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Talks to take No. 3 computer maker Dell Inc private are in an advanced stage with at least four major banks lined up to provide financing, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Dell shares rose 5.2 percent to $12.92 in heavy afternoon trading on Tuesday on the Nasdaq Exchange.

Jan 15, 2013

Morgan Stanley to defer high-earners’ bonuses -sources

NEW YORK, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Morgan Stanley is
deferring the payout of all bonuses for the recently ended 2012
year for high-earning employees, three sources familiar with the
situation said on Tuesday.

The deferral applies to all employees, except for financial
advisers, who make more than $350,000 annually and whose bonuses
are at least $50,000, one of the sources said.

Jan 15, 2013

Dell in talks with PE firms on a potential buyout: sources

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Dell Inc (DELL.O: Quote, Profile, Research) is in talks with private equity firms on a potential buyout, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, confirming reports that sent shares in the world’s No. 3 PC maker soaring 13 percent to nearly a eight-month high.

The firms are now holding discussions on a deal with billionaire Chief Executive and founder Michael Dell, who owns about 14 percent of the company, according to one source with knowledge of the matter.

Jan 15, 2013

Dell in talks to go private, shares surge

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Dell Inc is in talks with private equity firms on a potential buyout, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, confirming reports that sent shares in the world’s No. 3 PC maker soaring 13 percent to nearly a eight-month high.

The firms are now holding discussions on a deal with billionaire Chief Executive and founder Michael Dell, who owns about 14 percent of the company, according to one source with knowledge of the matter.