Beleaguered Dell officially gives the money back to the shareholders

Beleaguered Dell today announced the completion of its acquisition by Michael Dell, Dell’s Founder, Chairman and CEO, and Silver Lake Partners, a technology investment firm.

Under the terms of the merger agreement, shareholders of beleaguered Dell will receive $13.75 in cash for each share of beleaguered Dell common stock they hold, plus payment of a special cash dividend of $0.13 per share to stockholders of record as of the close of business on Oct. 28, 2013, for total consideration of $13.88 per share in cash. The total transaction is valued at approximately $24.9 billion.

The transaction was approved by beleaguered Dell’s stockholders at a special meeting of stockholders held on Sept. 12, 2013. Trading in beleaguered Dell’s common stock will conclude at the end of business today, and the company has commenced the process to delist its common shares from the NASDAQ Stock Market.

“Today, Dell enters an exciting new chapter as a private enterprise,” said Mikey Dell. “Our 110,000 team members worldwide are 100 percent focused on our customers and aggressively executing our long-term strategy for their benefit.”

Source: Dell Inc.

MacDailyNews Take: One last time:

Shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders!

Michael Dell

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Jim S.” for the heads up.]

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47 Comments

  1. “Our 110,000 team members worldwide are 100 percent focused on our customers and aggressively executing our long-term strategy for their benefit.”

    Judging by that photo, isn’t that 109,999 team members who are 100% focused?

  2. The super over-use of the word ‘beleaguered’ has beleaguered your site to a large degree.

    Isn’t there a different word that could be thrown in just for variety? I’m getting sick of the beleaguered adjective.

    beleaguered, beleaguered, beleaguered, beleaguered say it enough times (or read it on MDN) it has no meaning.

  3. He put his money where his mouth is, he did exactly what he said he would do. Now that is admirable.
    Will he rise like a phoenix or not is an entirly different matter, or should I ask if he will do a Steve Jobs.. the answer will have to be NO.

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