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.