The Evolution Of Dell
Dell Technologies, which completed the largest merger in IT history in 2016 when it acquired storage market leader EMC, is exploring strategic options that include going public or merging with its subsidiary VMware.
On Friday, Dell Technologies CEO Michael Dell confirmed that his Round Rock, Texas-based company is evaluating the two "potential business opportunities" with the desire to grow Dell "even faster and thrive in the very dynamic IT marketplace."
The potential IPO and reverse merger scenarios were triggered by the passage of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act bill which was passed by Congress in December. The bill limits the tax deductibility of interest payments to 30 percent of a company's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA).
Here are the eight most important things to know about Dell Technologies and the potential IPO or VMware merger.