Dell's Push To Encourage Topping Bid Recalls Quest Fight

Law360, New York (February 7, 2013, 9:29 PM EST) -- The $24 billion leveraged buyout for Dell Inc. includes several provisions designed to root out a better offer. But the situation smacks of Dell's own contested acquisition of Quest Software Inc. last spring, and experts say the parallels could pressure Dell's board to go further.

Founder Michael Dell and private equity firm Silver Lake are teaming up to take the computer company private in what will be the largest leveraged buyout since the financial crisis.

The deal, announced Tuesday, includes a termination fee of just 0.75...
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