“NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Dell climbed in premarket trading Tuesday on reports the personal computer maker is nearing a deal to go private worth between $23 billion and $24 billion.
The transaction is said to involve a group including Microsoft Corp., private equity firm Silver Lake and CEO and company founder Michael Dell.
The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter, says the price being discussed is between $13.50 and $13.75 per share. This would be better than the $11 per share the stock was hovering at before word of the buyout talks trickled out last month, but a steep markdown from the shares’ price of $26 less than five years ago.
Dell’s stock closed at $13.27 on Monday.
Dell spokesman Jess Blackburn said in an emailed statement Tuesday that the Round Rock, Texas company does not comment on speculation….”Twitter