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Privatisation of Dell


Al94

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Sorry, link need subscription to view full content, this is better http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/02/05/dellsilverlakebuydell/

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Al94

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Third time lucky! This should work!

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fourm member

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It is interesting that one of the stated reasons is that a private company can take the time to do things right whereas a publicly traded company has to deliver every quarter.

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Al94

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Presumably the advantages are to allow time for prolonged radical restructuring and repositioning without public scrutiny and remove the threat of a hostile takeover bid.

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morddwyd

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Are Dell nationalised then? I didn't know that.

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morddwyd

Another of the joys of the English language.

I suppose 'taken private' would be better than 'privatisation' though that sounds like something that happens in the stationery cupboard during the office party.

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morddwyd

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I was still confused, but now I've read the news story (should have done that first!) I understand.

Dell is returning to private ownership, though it was never publicly owned!

As you say, the joys of the English language, like public schools which are very private!

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Al94

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Dell was a publically listed company owned by its shareholders. Michael Dell(with the aid of investors)is buying the company back from the shareholders so it becomes a private company again. This is how it was 25 years ago before Dell was floated on the stock market.

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And?

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