Microsoft may invest up to $3 billion in Dell

Dan Graziano

Dell Buyout Microsoft Investment
Dell Buyout Microsoft Investment

Microsoft (MSFT) may participate in the rumored buyout of Dell. The company is said to be in talks to invest between $1 and $3 billion with Silver Lake Partners and Michael Dell in an effort to take the struggling computer company private, David Faber of CNBC reported. The investment would be a “mezzanine financing most likely taking the form of a preferred of some kind” and not an equity stake in the company. Silver Lake Partners is said to be interested in buying Dell at $13 or $14 a share, valuing the company between $22 billion and $25 billion. Faber’s report was later confirmed by The Wall Street Journal.

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