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Dell gains regulatory approval, will go private by end of 3rd quarter

10/01, 3:20pm

Silver Lake deal worth $25B to complete by November 1st

Dell has cleared its final hurdle to going private, by receiving regulatory approval. The PC producer has revealed it has received "all necessary pre-merger regulatory clearances" for the $25 billion buyout by Silver Lake Partnerships and Dell founder Michael Dell, with the deal expected to close before the end of the third quarter of Dell's financial year, November 1st

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Dell shareholders vote to go private, accept Dell, Silver Lake offer

09/12, 11:32am

Dell buyout worth $24.9B to proceed, complete by Fiscal Q3 2014

Dell will become a private company in the future, based on the preliminary tally of votes from a special meeting of stockholders. The approval, once confirmed, means that Michael Dell and private equity firm Silver Lake has succeeded in taking control from the company, following investor Carl Icahn backing down with his offer.

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Blackstone pulls Dell offer, citing earnings, sales drop

04/19, 10:06am

Carl Icahn, Michael Dell offers still alive

Blackstone Group is ending its offer for control of Dell, citing a 14-percent drop in PC sales for the first quarter of 2013 and a lower earnings forecast for the current financial year. The withdrawal of Blackstone leaves founder Michael Dell and equity partner Silver Lake to fight with Carl Icahn for ownership of the PC manufacturer.

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Dell proxy filing sheds light on Icahn, Blackstone offers

03/30, 12:58pm

Filing sees great risk in remaining public, including company breakup

In a preliminary proxy statement issued to shareholders on Friday, Dell warned that it would be a risky path for the company to take a lot of debt and remain public, assuming existing profit levels and market trends remain the same. The 274-page statement informs Dell shareholders of how the Silver Lake Partners deal was assembled, and why it feels the deal is the best of all the alternatives before the shareholders.

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Yahoo refocuses on CEO hunt, eyes Hulu chief

12/21, 3:50pm

Slot critical to attracting possible investors

Since September, Yahoo has been searching for potential buyers for itself. Although there have been many potential suitors, with no apparent deal close at hand, the company is now refocusing itself on permanently filling the CEO slot, which has been vacant since Carol Bartz was fired abruptly three months ago. All Things D, citing its sources, claims that Yahoo's board is looking at Hulu's CEO Jason Kilar.

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Thomas Lee Partners considers buying Yahoo outright

11/29, 3:00pm

Thomas Lee Partners to buy all of Yahoo: sources

The latest bidder in the potential Yahoo takeover is Thomas H. Lee Partners, Reuters learned. THL is said to be looking at a leveraged buyout of Yahoo's US business, which could be worth between $5 and $6 billion. THL has run other media companies such as Nielsen Co, Clear Channel, and Univision.

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Microsoft said only joining coalition on 20% stake in Yahoo

11/28, 7:05pm

Microsoft involvement in Yahoo said small at most

Microsoft's rumored new attempt at buying Yahoo might just be a minority, non-exclusive stake, insiders reportedly slipped out Monday night. The Windows developer would be just one of multiple companies, including financial backers at Silver Lake and Andreessen Horowitz, aiming to buy a 20 percent stake in Yahoo. The New York Times in leaking details understood that offers had to be in by the end of Monday and could be discussed this week.

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Yahoo hiring Goldman to fend off possible AOL bid?

10/14, 5:05pm

Yahoo looks to Goldman against takeover bids?

Yahoo will work with Goldman Sachs to help it defend a takeover bid, unnamed sources said in a Bloomberg Thursday report. While no bids have yet been made, AOL has been rumored to be putting together an offer. Private equity firms, bankers and some Yahoo investors have also been trying to takeover Yahoo with the help of AOL of News Corp, the sources said.

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