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Apollo Group, Constellis Executives to Buy Out Security Services Contractor

A group of investors including New York City-based Apollo Global Management (NYSE: APO) along with executive team members at Constellis Group have agreed to undertake a buyout of the global security services contractor for an undisclosed sum. Constellis Group said Friday it expects the transaction to close by the end of September and the …

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WSJ: Dell in Advanced Talks for Potential $50B EMC Buy, VMware Spinoff

Dell and its private equity parent firm Silver Lake are currently in advanced negotiations to buy EMC (NYSE: EMC) and spin off the VMware (NYSE: VMW) business from EMC after the transaction, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Liz Hoffman, Dana Mattioli and Joann Lublin write the companies could either reach an agreement or end …

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Re/code: EMC, VMware Mull Downstream Merger

EMC (NYSE: EMC) is examining the possibility of being acquired by VMware (NYSE: VMW), wherein EMC holds a majority stake, Re/code reported Wednesday. Arik Hesseldahl writes the idea of a downstream merger between the two companies came as EMC reviews strategic options and faces pressure from activist investor Elliott Management. …

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Dell Shareholders OK $25B Buyout Offer From Founder, Silver Lake

Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) shareholders have given preliminary approval to a $24.9 billion buyout offer from founder and CEO Michael Dell and investment firm Silver Lake Partners that would take the computer manufacturer private. The sale is slated to close before the end of the third quarter of Dell’s fiscal year 2014 …

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Blackstone Group Cancels Dell Takeover Bid

Blackstone Management Partners LLC has withdrawn its bid to acquire Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) following its due diligence process. Dell’s special committee received the notice through Boulder Acquisition Corp., a partner in the Blackstone-led group that submitted a takeover offer in late March,  Dell said Friday. Blackstone and its partners offered …

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Report: Dell Nearing Buyout Deal, Microsoft Involved

Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) is nearing a deal for a buyout led by California-based private equity firm Silver Lake Management LLC, Bloomberg reports. Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) could provide some funding and Michael Dell could contribute between $500 million and $1 billion of equity financing for the deal, the report said. Michael …

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