Could The Deal Fall Apart?
Rumors of the deal abounded for a couple weeks before the final agreement was announced, so it appears all parties involved did their homework and the financing is in place. Certainly, Michael Dell, who is putting up his own money, has a vested interest in making sure the deal happens as he expects to remain in control. One concern could be the company's ability to pay Microsoft back the $2 billion it owes, or the $15 billion in debt that company now reportedly takes on. Dell's been a profitable company, but stranger things have happened.