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VMware May Buy Dell in Potential ‘Reverse Merger’

Jan. 29–Dell Technologies might be pursuing a reverse merger with VMware, as reported Monday in Yahoo Finance. According to people familiar with the matter, in what might likely be biggest deal in the history of the tech industry. The reverse merger, where VMware’s $60 billion cloud computing and virtualization software company …

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Dell, EMC Merger to Proceed After ‘Go Shop’ Period Ends

EMC (NYSE: EMC) and Dell are set to continue with their planned merger after the Massachusetts-based data storage company did not receive a “superior” alternative offer during a go-shop process. Dell agreed to acquire EMC in October for about $67 billion in cash and stock to create a combined company that …

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Justice Dept, FTC Clear Thoma Bravo’s $4B SolarWinds Purchase

The Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission have given antitrust clearance to Silver Lake and Thoma Bravo for the private equity firms’ $4.5 billion acquisition of information technology company SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI). Both agencies gave their notice Friday to end the required 30-day waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of …

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Silver Lake-Thoma Bravo Alliance to Buy SolarWinds for $4.5B Cash

A partnership of private equity firms Silver Lake and Thoma Bravo has agreed to acquire Austin, Texas-based information technology management software company SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) for an estimated $4.5 billion in cash, or $60.10 per share. SolarWinds said Wednesday Silver Lake and Thoma Bravo expect to close the acquisition in the first quarter of 2016, …

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Dell Signs $67B Cash-Stock Deal to Acquire EMC

Dell has agreed to purchase EMC (NYSE: EMC) through an approximately $67 billion cash-and-stock transaction as both companies seek to create a new enterprise-focused information technology business. Michael Dell said Monday the combined company will pursue growth in the hybrid cloud, mobile,  software-based data center, converged infrastructure, security and digital transformation …

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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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Weekly Roundup Aug 3 – Aug 7 2015

Weekly Roundup Aug 3 – Aug 7 2015 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Two of the Defense Department’s top civilian leaders traveled to Silicon Valley this week for discussions with a new arm of the Pentagon started earlier this year …

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Silver Lake Invests $1B in Motorola Solutions; Greg Brown Comments

Private equity firm Silver Lake has signed a $1 billion strategic partnership and investment agreement with Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) in a push to accelerate the availability of “smart” public safety communication systems. Greg Brown, CEO of Motorola Solutions, said Wednesday the company seeks to “combine Silver Lake’s expertise in …

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Dell, Carl Icahn Strike Ownership Limit Deal

Dell‘s (NASDAQ: DELL) board of directors and Carl Icahn have signed an agreement to limit the investor and affiliated entities from owning more than 10 percent of Dell. Icahn also agreed to not enter into agreements with other shareholders to own more than 15 percent of Dell’s shares between them, …

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