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David Benoit / Deal Journal:
Carl Icahn Signs ‘Confidentiality Agreement’ To Look at Dell   —  Carl Icahn has reached a pact with Dell Inc. that allows him to look at the company's books.  —  The activist investor's firm has signed a “confidentiality agreement” with the computer maker, he revealed today without providing many more details.
Mar 11, 2013, 9:25 AMIn context
Juro Osawa / Deal Journal:
A Tale of Two Competitors' Responses to the Dell Buyout   —  Dell Inc. 's $24.4 billion deal to take itself private has prompted two of its biggest competitors to make completely different public statements.  —  While Hewlett-Packard Co. openly said Dell “has a very tough road ahead” …
Feb 6, 2013, 6:50 AMIn context
Deal Journal:
Michael Dell to Staff: “Exciting New Chapter”   —  Here's a memo from Michael Dell to the “Global Dell Team”  —  Today, we announced a definitive agreement for me and global technology investment firm Silver Lake to acquire Dell and take it private.  —  This transaction is an exciting new chapter for Dell, our team and our customers.
Feb 5, 2013, 12:20 PMIn context
Deal Journal:
Symantec Puts Altiris Unit on the Block   —  Security software company Symantec Corp. has put Altiris Inc., a business it acquired for about $800 million in 2007, up for sale and is drawing interest from private-equity firms, people familiar with the process said.
Jan 15, 2013, 11:15 PMIn context
Stephen Grocer / Deal Journal:
Sprint Shedding Nextel Name After Softbank Deal   —  Sprint Nextel is already shuttering the old push-to-talk Nextel network, but it will officially shed the name when it closes its $20 billion deal with Softbank.  —  In an SEC filing Monday that included a Q&A for employees …
Nov 6, 2012, 12:55 PMIn context
David Benoit / Deal Journal:
Sprint Confirms Talks With Softbank on ‘Substantial Investment’   —  Sprint has just confirmed the talks with Japan's Softbank over a “substantial investment” to be made in the U.S. wireless company.  —  Here's the official statement from Sprint:  —  Sprint (NYSE: S) today confirmed …
Oct 11, 2012, 11:25 AMIn context
Deal Journal:
As U.S. Shies Away From Huawei, IPO Needs a New Home   —  Huawei Technologies Co. is looking to list its stock in the U.S., but with lawmakers in Washington saying the Chinese maker of telecommunications equipment poses a threat to national security, it may be better off looking toward Hong Kong, or even London.
Oct 8, 2012, 11:25 PMIn context
David Benoit / Deal Journal:
Oracle Buys SelectMinds To Bolster Earlier Taleo Deal   —  Oracle sees the future and it is in the clouds.  —  After a month off from M&A, the tech giant put its acquisitive hat back on today with a deal for SelectMinds, a cloud-based social-networking company used by recruiters that will bolster its biggest deal of the year.
Sep 17, 2012, 5:20 PMIn context
David Benoit / Deal Journal:
Facebook IPO: Instagram Closing No Longer Expected in 2Q   —  Facebook delivered a new filing bright and early Tuesday morning, including a new boosted valuation for the company, but also changing the disclosure around when it expects its $1 billion purchase of Instagram to close.
May 15, 2012, 9:35 AMIn context
Deal Journal:
Alibaba Seeking $3 Billion Loan to Buy Back Yahoo Stake   —  Chinese Internet giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is in the process of raising a US$3 billion loan from around six banks to buy back the stake that Yahoo Inc. owns in the company, people familiar with the situation said Thursday.
Feb 9, 2012, 1:05 AMIn context

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