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Dell’s Board Members And Execs Made $59 Million And Sold Underwater Stock Options

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Dell Inc. went private last week and the company bought back shares at $13.75 each as part of the $24.9 billion deal that CEO and founder Michael Dell put together with the help of Silver Lake Management.  Dell paid cash for employee’s stock options even if those stock options were underwater.
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Michael Dell And Silver Lake Receives Regulator Approval To Take Dell Inc. (DELL) Private

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Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners has received regulatory clearance to take Dell Inc. private.  Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners have purchased Dell Inc. for $24.9 billion.

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Dell’s Shareholders Approves The $25 Billion Buyout

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Dell founder Michael Dell and private equity firm Silver Lake has been chasing after a goal to take Dell Inc. private for the last 14 months.  Michael Dell and Silver Lake has been working on convincing shareholders in the Dell Inc. to take the company private in a leveraged buyout (LBO).  The deal got a bit stalled after Carl Icahn got involved in offering an idea of his own.  This forced Michael Dell to increase his price.
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Carl Icahn Buys 4 Million More Dell Shares With 8.9% Ownership

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Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn has made another major move towards his desire to keep Dell public and allow shareholders to decide whether to cash out at $15 per share or stay in the company.  The opposing deal by Michael Dell is to take the company private.  According to The Wall Street Journal, Icahn has bought 4 million more shares of Dell yesterday at a price of $12.94 per share, which gives him an 8.9% ownership of the company.  Icahn now owns a total of about 156.5 million shares.
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Dell Inc. (DELL): Michael Dell and Silver Lake Increases Bid

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and private equity firm Silver Lake Partners has increased their bid to buy out the Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL), according to The Wall Street Journal.  The bid is now $13.75 per share plus a special dividend of 13 cents per share.  This now values the deal at about $24.9 billion.

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Carl Icahn Is Suing Dell And Board Of Directors

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Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has filed a lawsuit against Dell and the company’s board of directors as part of an effort to block Michael Dell’s offer to take the company private.  Dell’s board of directors decided against Michael Dell’s $26.6 billion buyout offer, but Carl Icahn wants to prevent further delays in the shareholder special meeting that was proposed by the board, according to TheNextWeb.
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Carl Icahn Channels Dr. Seuss On Twitter

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is in the midst of a bidding war against Dell CEO and founder Michael Dell with his private equity partner Silver Lake.  Yesterday Michael Dell upped the ante by raising his bid by $0.10 per share.  Icahn decided to write a rhyme (Dr. Seuss style) on Twitter to express his opinion on the upped bid:

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Dell Founder Michael Dell Raises Bid

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Dell founder Michael Dell has increased his offer to take the company private by 10 cents per share.  He is now offering $13.75 per share to try and win more shareholder support.
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