“Dell Inc., the personal-computer maker that lost almost a third of its value last year, is in buyout talks with private-equity firms, two people with knowledge of the matter said,” Serena Saitto and Jeffrey McCracken report for Bloomberg. “The shares surged.”

“The company is discussing going private with at least two firms, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private,” Saitto and McCracken report. “The discussions are preliminary and could fall apart because the firms may not be able to line up the needed financing or resolve how to exit the investment in the future, the people said. Several large banks have been contacted about financing an offer, one of the people said. The computer maker had a market value of $18.9 billion as of Jan. 11.”

Saitto and McCracken report, “Dell, the third-largest PC maker, is struggling to regain share in the market as consumers switch to tablets, including Apple Inc.’s iPad… CEO Dell owns 15.7 percent of the company, making it easier for firms to put together equity financing for the deal, one of the people said… Dell lost the top [PC unit sales] spot to Hewlett-Packard Co in 2006 and more recently has struggled to contend with new rivals, including Apple, in the consumer market.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Why delay, Mikey? Just SIDAGTMBTTS now and be done with it.

Hello, Mikey? Miiikkkkeeeyyy?

Michael Dell

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