Los Angeles Business Journal

Dell Goes from PC King to Buyout Fodder

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Private-equity firm Silver Lake Partners was in discussions with Dell on a buyout at about $13 to $14 a share, sources tell the Wall Street Journal. The company faltered after abandoning what propelled it to prominence: a finely tuned supply chain that could quickly assemble and deliver custom-ordered computers at a lower cost than the competition.