Microsoft Rumoured To Buy Dell

  • $1 and $3 billion purchase
  • Gives Microsoft the controlling share in Dell
  • Bolsters Microsoft's recent move into hardware manufacture

Rumours are circulating that Microsoft is gearing to snap up Dell in a multibillion dollar purchase.

  • $1 and $3 billion purchase
  • Gives Microsoft the controlling share in Dell
  • Bolsters Microsoft's recent move into hardware manufacture

Rumours are circulating that Microsoft is gearing to snap up Dell in a multibillion dollar purchase.

Sources described as "close to the matter" said that the Redmond company is looking to put in between US$1 and $3 billion on the PC-making company. The secret sources suggested that the cash injection would take the form of a leveraged buyout which would give Microsoft the controlling share in Dell.

According to reports, this tie-up makes sense given Microsoft's recent moves into hardware manufacture alongside its software divisions. With an in-house manufacturer like Dell, it would instantly have an in to the worlds of PCs, laptops, notebooks and more tablets, alongside its existing Surface range.

Microsoft and Dell are keeping things under wraps for now so there's no way of knowing how far along these talks are or whether they'll ever be finalised but with Michael Dell and Dell's corporate sponsor Silver Lake Partners reportedly meeting with Microsoft reps, there may actually be some truth to this.

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