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Michael Dell ups buyout offer; shareholder vote pushed off to Aug. 2

The founder of PC maker Dell, along with partner Silver Lake, promise to pay $13.75 per share to take the company private.

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Dell delays shareholder vote on going private

The company says the shareholder vote over founder Michael Dell's plan to take it private will take place next week.

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Dell board may delay founder-buyout vote if on track to tank

A special committee could postpone the Friday vote on Michael Dell's buyout offer if polls already cast would sink it, Bloomberg reports.

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Carl Icahn says he'll sweeten offer for Dell on Friday

The activist investor plans to augment his takeover proposal with warrants to let shareholders acquire additional stock should Dell shares climb to "around $20."

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Advisory firms follow ISS with Dell buyout endorsement

Both Glass Lewis and Egan-Jones say that shareholders should vote in favor of the Michael Dell buyout.

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Microsoft's partnerships: Hits and misses

Redmond has some head-scratching strategic partnerships such as Barnes & Noble's Nook, but a few have played out decently, at least in terms of distribution.

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ISS tells Dell shareholders to vote for $24.4B founder buyout

The proxy advisory firm asserts that the transaction presented by founder Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners is in the best interests of shareholders.

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Michael Dell reportedly advised to raise offer in privatization bid

The suggestion comes with the revelations that activist investor Carl Icahn has secured financing for his takeover proposal, a source tells Reuters.

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Carl Icahn, Jefferies nab $5.2B to finance Dell deal -- report

The activist investor signs up banks and institutional investors to help him finance his bid to buy Dell, according to a report from Reuters.

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Dell special committee says Icahn bid lacks credibility

In a presentation filed with the SEC, Dell's special committee says Carl Icahn hasn't provided any information it requested.

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Carl Icahn joins Twitter with a funny plea for Dell

The activist investor, known for saying what's on his mind, is now using Twitter as his platform.

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Dell special committee slams new Icahn plan as incomplete

Committee says activist investor's latest proposal lacks adequate financing and a remedy for the company and its shareholders if his proposal were to fail.

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