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6 Reasons Why A Dell-VMware Spin-off Is Likely To Happen

CRN breaks down the six reasons why Dell Technologies could potentially spin off its 81 percent stake in VMware after reviewing recent SEC filings from both companies.

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Why Dell Is Looking To Spin Off VMware

Dell Technologies unveiled to the world this week that it is in the early stages of exploring a spin-off of VMware, known to some as Dell’s crown jewel due to its massive virtualization market share, large presence in the corporate world and its roaring innovation engine both organically and via a slew of 13 acquisitions since 2019.

Round Rock, Texas-based Dell owns an 81 percent stake in VMware, which it acquired through its blockbuster acquisition of EMC in 2016. After weeks of speculation, both Dell and VMware unveiled this week that the two companies are reviewing the possibility of Dell selling its roughly $47 billion stake in VMware who has a market cap of nearly $58 billion as of Friday.

CRN took a deep dive into both Dell and VMware’s recent filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regarding the matter as well as reviewed recent reports and analysts’ comments on the potential deal.

Here are six of the biggest reasons why Dell could likely spin off VMware.

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