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RumorTT: Microsoft to invest billions into Dell buyout

RumorTT: Microsoft to invest between $1 billion to $3 billion in Dell buyout

Anthony Garreffa | Jan 23, 2013 at 01:08 am CST (0 mins, 43 secs reading time)

Well, this was a little unexpected, but could also turn out quite amazing for Microsoft. The latest talk is that the Redmond-based software giant is in discussions with Silver Lake Partners and Dell's CEO to invest between $1 billion and $3 billion in a leveraged buyout of Dell.

RumorTT: Microsoft to invest billions into Dell buyout | TweakTown.com

The news comes from "sources close to the matter" talking with CNBC. The rumor does make sense as Microsoft is slowly transitioning toward a hardware company after being a full-on software company for all these years. This move could see Microsoft directly compete with Apple in both hardware and software, without having to build it from the ground up, they'd have a huge start acquiring Dell.

Talks between Silver Lake Partners and the special committee for Dell's shareholders are set to continue, and we should hear of a deal being reached by the end of the week.

Last updated: Nov 30, -0001 at 12:00 am CST

NEWS SOURCE:cnbc.com
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