Dell Deal Could Set Microsoft Back a Few Years

Microsoft reportedly is in talks to invest in Dell as the struggling PC maker explores its options outside the public market. The software giant has been meeting with representatives from Dell and Silver Lake Partners to discuss a deal that would involve an investment of up to $3 billion. That could give Microsoft as much as a 13 percent stake in Dell. Michael Dell, the company’s founder and CEO, holds about 16 percent of the company’s shares. This is not the first talk of a buyout. Michael Dell said as early as 2010 that he might take the company private.

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Dell Deal Could Set Microsoft Back a Few Years

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