The 10 Biggest Dell Stories Of 2013


No. 10 Dell Rumor Swirl About Going Private

On Jan. 14, word leaked that Dell was in talks with private equity firms TPG Capital and Silver Lake Partners to take the company private. The move, as it was reported at the time, was a strategic one that critics said could revive growth in struggling Dell and help the company shift focus away from its commodity PC business and instead project it toward growth via allowing it to leverage recently acquired software and services companies without quarter-by-quarter scrutiny from public shareholders

At the time, Dell declined to comment on the rumors.