Behind The Scenes Of Dell's Decision To Go Private

What To Do?

On Oct. 10, 2012, Goldman Sachs reviewed various strategic alternatives available to Dell with the special committee, including a leveraged buyout, a separation of the company's end-user computing ("EUC", which include PCs, mobility and third-party software) and its enterprise solutions and services ("ESS") businesses, a sale of Dell Financial Services, a spin-merger transaction involving the end-user computing business and a strategic company, and a return of capital strategy by means of a share repurchase or cash dividend funded with new debt and/or existing cash.

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