The Financiers: An Eclectic Group
The $24.4 billion price tag for privatizing Dell is dependent upon a wide range of investors and financial institutions.
Leading the investment are CEO Michael Dell and Technology investment giant Silver Lake Partners. Among those helping finance the privatization are:
* Microsoft, who as previously noted is loaning the investors $2 billion.
* MSD Capital, a money management firm founded to manage Michael Dell's investments, is investing $700 million.
* Debt financing for the deal is being provided by BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Credit Suisse and RBC Capital Markets.
* Also included in the deal are debt rollovers from Dell the company as well as the company's considerable cash-in-hand.