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Dell confirms Blackstone drops takeover bid amid PC slump

The private equity firm also cites Dell's "rapidly eroding financial profile" as part of its reason to withdraw from the takeover process.

By April 19, 2013


Blackstone reportedly withdraws $25B takeover bid for Dell

Private-equity firm launched a bid last month to rival Michael Dell's effort to take private the company he founded.

By April 18, 2013


Dell CEO said to mull Blackstone buyout only with CEO assurance

It's unclear if Silver Lake, Blackstone, or Carl Icahn will buy out the PC maker, but Michael Dell is reportedly saying he'll only support Blackstone if he remains the company's CEO.

By March 31, 2013


Blackstone, Icahn to make offers to buy Dell -- reports

Asset-management firm submitted preliminary deal proposal last night, to rival Michael Dell and Silver Lake's $24.4 billion offer, reports say. Additional report says activist investor Carl Icahn has also told Dell's board he'll make an offer.

By March 23, 2013


Dell buyout could be impeded by possible Blackstone bid

Word has it that the asset management firm may be considering outbidding Silver Lake in the buyout that aims to take the PC maker private.

By March 18, 2013


Peter Jackson on new film, what 'Hobbit' character he'd be

Director Peter Jackson shares how he ended up behind the camera and why he loved making "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug."

By December 5, 2013


Thousands of LEDs to light up SF-Oakland Bay Bridge

Artist Leo Villareal has created a large-scale LED sculpture that will enliven the Bay Bridge for the next two years. CBS This Morning's John Blackstone reports on how the project came to light.

By March 5, 2013


PC slump hits Dell earnings

The company, which reported earnings five days earlier than expected, posts a dismal first quarter due to the continued crumbling of the PC market.

By May 16, 2013


Carl Icahn proposes alternative to $24.4B Dell buyout deal

The activist investor has teamed up with Southeastern Asset Management to offer an alternative to the current offer.

By May 9, 2013


Dell confirms it has two possibly 'superior' buyout bids

One of the proposals comes from Carl Icahn and the other from Blackstone, Dell will continue to negotiate with both parties.

By March 25, 2013