Vladimír Urbánek (Kurzy.cz)
World markets  |  January 15, 2013 14:25:24

Dell viewfinder private funds? We talk about the transaction in 20 mld.USD


According to agency reports, relying on unnamed sources close to Dell, the world's third largest PC manufacturer is holding talks on a possible takeover by private funds TPG Capital and Silver Lake. Agreement could be said to have closed during this week.
Dell's market value now stands at 19.1 mld.USD. It is estimated that the transaction will operate to the sum of around 20 mld.USD. Current PE firm valuation in the range of 4.4, which is the lowest ratio of PC manufacturers with a value greater than 1 mld.USD except HP, costing in the range of 3.5.
Dell at the end of November last year possessed cash and other liquid resources of approximately 14.2 mld.USD.

Dell's shares over the last 5 years fell by about 38% compared to appreciation of the S & P 500 at 3.8%. Dell can not in the last few years to effectively respond to increased competition from smart mobile phones and tablets that reduce dependence on traditional consumer PC. Entry of a private equity firm should bring enough resources to efforts by narrowing the current unfavorable situation and future development. Company during the last 4 years spent about 12.7 mld.USD the PC offset declining demand. Dell tries to clients of particular interest to the expansion of Internet services, sophisticated data storage and improving software and kunzultačních services. According to some comments Dell's efforts konplikuje fact that it is a publicly traded company. Top management must each quarter complicated and time consuming to defend and explain their actions to shareholders

Shares of Dell responded to reports a growth of about 15% after yesterday's decline of 13%.

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