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The odds of a Dell buyout

Rimin Dutt | Jan. 17, 2013
Could Dell fare better in private hands than as a listed public company?

Dell could also spark further interest from other buyers, including other tech companies who might be interested in only parts of the business.

But even if a conditional offer is made in earnest, Dell's board might at least be prompted to pursue a full-blown strategic review to look at all those options, and hopefully craft a strategy to salvage the declining value of the company's shares, while keeping its existing partner relationships in place.

For the quarter ended November 2, Dell's revenue was $US13.7 billion, down 11 percent from a year earlier and net income was $US475 million, down from $US893 million, from previous year.


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