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Report: Dell Considering Private Equity Buyout

Dell logo_GovConWireDell (NASDAQ: DELL) has discussed a potential buyout of the company with private equity firms TPG Capital and Silver Lake, Bloomberg reports.

According to the report, such a transaction would require more than $20 billion in equity and debt.

Chairman and CEO Michael Dell told a New York City audience in 2010 he has considered taking the company private before, according to Bloomberg.

Reuters reports Dell is considering the deal as it is transitioning into a provider of technology and services to public sector agencies and corporations.

Dell’s stock closed at $12.29 Monday, representing a 13.2 percent jump from Friday’s closing price, according to Reuters.

The Texas-based company closed its estimated $2.4 billion acquisition of information technology management software provider Quest Software in September 2012.

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