Dell Buyout Would Test PE's Appetite For Megadeals

Law360, New York (January 15, 2013, 6:29 PM EST) -- A rumored private equity deal for Dell Inc. would test the buyout world's mettle for a return to one of its more dubious trends — the swashbuckling club deals of the pre-2008 boom, many of which have since cracked under high debt loads.

Bloomberg reported late Monday that Dell is in talks with Silver Lake Partners and TPG Capital and that a deal could materialize within six weeks. A buyout of the technology giant could near $30 billion, using data from comparable transactions, which would make...
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