5 Companies That Came To Win This Week

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Dell's $24.4B Gamble On Going Private

Dell came to win this week in a $24.4 billion deal to go private that included investments from CEO Michael Dell and equity investor Silver Lake Partners, a $2 billion loan from Microsoft, money from Dell the company itself, and financial help from assorted institutions.

The move allows Dell some time away from Wall Street scrutiny to do what it needs to break free of its commodity PC hardware bonds and reshape itself as an enterprise solution provider, something it couldn't do as a public company with investors body-slamming the company every time it reported a drop in PC sales.


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