Virtualization provider VMware was the crown jewel when Dell bought EMC almost three years ago. But now the American news channel states CNBC that Dell is considering a sale to VMware and they are referring to “sources”.
This would mean that Dell would become a listed company, without having to go through the formal listing process, and it would probably also be the largest deal in history.
The driving force for such a deal could be an investor who can back Dell since they buy from the stock exchange in 2013 a way to make money on the deal, and it could also mean that Dell can pay back on its debts, writes CNBC.
However, CNBC’s sources state that Dell does not decide which way to go, and that they are considering several different options, including and their own listing.
Today, Dell is owned by founder Michael Dell and investment company Silver Lake. When they bought out of the stock market in 2013, it cost $ 24.4 billion. Subsequently, Dell has acquired VMware’s owner EMC for $ 67 billion – and a deal that may be the largest in history.