Dell-EMC Deal

Unpacking how Dell’s debt load and VMware stake could come together

If we were betting folk, we’d reckon that Dell carves off a piece of its VMware shares to cover some of its debts next year.

Dell’s debt hangover from $67B EMC deal could put VMware stock in play

When Dell bought EMC in 2016 for $67 billion it was one of the biggest acquisitions in tech history, and it brought with it a boatload of debt. Since then Dell has been working on ways to mitigate tha

Dell sells RSA to consortium led by Symphony Technology Group for over $2B

Dell Technologies announced today that it was selling legacy security firm RSA for $2.075 billion to a consortium of investors led by Symphony Technology Group. Other investors include Ontario Teacher

VMware completes $2.7 billion Pivotal acquisition

VMware is closing the year with a significant new component in its arsenal. Today it announced it has closed the $2.7 billion Pivotal acquisition it originally announced in August. The acquisition giv

Salesforce’s Tableau acquisition is huge, but not the hugest

When you’re talking about 16 billion smackeroos, it’s easy to get lost in the big number. When Salesforce acquired Tableau this morning for $15.7 billion, while it was among the biggest en

Dell’s long game is in hybrid and private clouds

When Dell voted to buy back the VMware tracking stock and go public again this morning, you had to be wondering what exactly the strategy was behind these moves. While it’s clearly about gaining

Dell votes to buy back VMware tracking stock and go public again

Dell announced it has agreed to buy back the VMware tracking stock from the EMC acquisition. The company confirmed the buy-back price of $120 per share for a total of $23.9 billion. With today’

Dell confirms it’s considering combining with VMware and other options in SEC filing

This morning, Dell confirmed previously published reports in an SEC filing, that it is considering various options to possibly reorganize itself. Reports emerged last week suggesting the Dell board w

Why the Dell rumors might have substance

By now you’ve probably heard that the Dell board is supposed to be convening later this month to figure out how it might reorganize itself to deal with the mountain of debt it took on when it bo

$67 billion Dell-EMC deal closes today

Last Fall, rumors began circulating that Dell was interested in acquiring EMC. On October 12th, the rumors proved true when Dell announced it was buying EMC for an astonishing $67 billion, a record p

Confirmed: Dell sells software division to Francisco Partners and Elliott Management

TechCrunch has confirmed that Francisco Partners and Elliott Management have agreed to acquire Dell’s software division. Elliott Management, Francisco Partners and Dell issued a joint press r

Pivotal confirms Series C round is actually over $650 million

Pivotal filed a Form D last week with the SEC, indicating that last week’s $253 million round was actually closer to $653 million. Where did the extra money come from? Well, existing investors E

Pivotal scores $253 million Series C led by Ford on hefty $2.8 billion valuation

Pivotal has a couple of new friends with big wallets. Today it announced that Ford and Microsoft were joining EMC, VMware and GE as investment partners on a massive $253 million Series C investment wi

Michael Dell reveals new branding scheme for the Dell-EMC conglomeration

Michael Dell today revealed the new names, and yes we are talking multiple names, for the artist formerly known as the Dell-EMC deal. EMC will be deprecated for the main branding Dell Technologies

Dell’s SecureWorks stumbles in first tech IPO of the year

It has been a dry year for tech IPOs. Up until today’s SecureWorks offering, there had been zero in the U.S. in 2016. Zero. This compares to seven in the same period last year and 24 in that tim

Rumors swirl EMC wants to dump Documentum ahead of Dell acquisition

Rumors are flying today that to nobody’s surprise, EMC and by extension its new sugar Daddy Dell are looking to dump dowdy Documentum, the company’s enterprise content management product.

NTT to buy Dell’s services division for $3.05 billion

You may know Dell as a computer and server maker, but Dell also operates a substantial IT services division — at least it did until today. <a target="_blank" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTT_

EMC CEO Tucci Maintains Deal With Dell Still On Track To Close Later This Year

EMC CEO Joe Tucci, responding to an analyst’s question on this morning’s earnings call about the status of the Dell deal, let it be known in no uncertain terms that the deal is going forwa

Pivotal Teams With Lean Startup Founder Eric Ries To Help Big Companies Get More Innovative

Pivotal, the company launched by EMC, VMware and GE to help companies in their quest for digital transformation, announced today that it was bringing in Eric Ries, the man behind the Lean Startup move

VMware Confirms Layoffs In Earnings Statement As It Prepares For Dell Acquisition

VMware confirmed that it was laying off 800 employees today as part of its fourth quarter earnings statement. The layoffs had been originally reported by Fortune last week. The move appears to be part
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