Dell Buyout Is a Fee-for-All

Wall Street has a lot more than bragging rights riding on the $24 billion-plus takeover battle for Dell Inc. Some of the biggest banks in the world are vying for fees that together could top $400 million for advising and financing the buyout of the computer group, according to people familiar with the negotiations.

The sum would be the biggest payday for a takeover in at least three years, providing some relief to an industry that has been pinched by sluggish deal-making activity since the financial crisis.

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