Dell is currently in talks to go private by private equity companies. Several large banks were contacted about financing an offer to buy out the company. Dell is currently valued at about $23 billion and they reported $13.7 billion in their most recent quarter’s revenues with a net income of $475 million. The company also has around $11 billion in cash.
According to CNBC, Microsoft is in talks to participate in the deal to take Dell private. Microsoft may invest around $1-$3 billion towards taking Dell private. Microsoft is in talks with private equity company Silver Lake and Dell founder Michael Dell on the deal. Microsoft’s investment would be considered mezzanine or would be based on preferred shares.