Reverse VMware Merger
One option Dell is considering to combat its roughly $50 billion of debt is a reverse merger with its VMware subsidiary.
Dell already owns an 82 percent stake of VMware and participate in its ownership through tracking stock.
A reverse merger with VMware – which Dell acquired when through its blockbuster $67 billion EMC deal, would allow Dell to take the company public without filing for an IPO. That would enable Dell to sidestep the lengthy IPO process and save the fees that come with a traditional IPO.