Dell Buyout Deal Snapshot: 9 Things To Know


Debt Threat

Even if Michael Dell emerges victorious after Wednesday's vote, a privately held Dell will be saddled with a significant debt burden that could put a financial squeeze on the company similar to that of having to answer to Wall Street investors.

Michael Dell is ponying up $750 million of his own money. Longtime ally Microsoft is loaning Dell $2 billion along with several revolving debt-facilities including Barclays, Credit Suisse, Bank of America and Royal Bank of Canada. According to an analysis by the Associated Press the deal could saddle Dell with more than $15 billion in debt.

 



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