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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 Apr. 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 Apr. 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 Mar. 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 Mar. 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 Mar. 18, 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 Mar. 25, 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 board weighs competing takeover offers, report says

Things have gotten complicated for the PC maker with a pair of last-minute preliminary proposals, one from asset management firm Blackstone Group and the other from activist investor Carl Icahn.

By Mar. 24, 2013


Mark Hurd reportedly contacted about running Dell after buyout

Private-equity group making rival bid for the computer maker has reportedly discussed the CEO's position with the former HP chief.

By Mar. 20, 2013


Michael Dell promises greater investment in PCs and tablets

In his quest to take the company private, the Dell CEO says he'll spend more money on PCs and tablets, hire more salespeople, and compete more aggressively overseas.

By Apr. 2, 2013