Dell's Busy M&A Chief Heads To Blackstone

Law360, New York (January 8, 2013, 6:28 PM EST) -- The man behind Dell Inc.'s recent acquisitions binge is headed to Blackstone Group LP, Dell confirmed Tuesday, leaving the computing giant he built into one of Silicon Valley's most aggressive buyers and suggesting Blackstone has big plans for its tech portfolio.

Dave Johnson oversaw more than a dozen acquisitions worth $20 billion in his three years at Dell, closing a string of splashy M&A deals to guide the company's transition from a “hardware-first” firm into a leader in software, cloud computing and data security. His time...
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