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Dell Investors Line Up For Court Appraisal

Investors with claims on more than 47.5 million Dell Inc. shares have reserved the right to ask a judge to award them more than the buyout price, in the latest example of investors trying to use the courts to nab a better outcome in a deal.

Apple Confirms Acquisition of 3-D Sensor Startup PrimeSense

Signed, sealed, delivered.
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Who Will Join Prem Watsa’s Private Equity BlackBerry Buyout?

Not Silver Lake …
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SanDisk Pays $307 Million for Smart Storage Systems

Flash chip manufacturer SanDisk said it will pay $307 million to buy Smart Storage Systems, a provider of flash-based storage products, from the private equity firm Silver Lake Partners. The firm had invested in Smart when it went private during the summer of 2011. About 250 people will join SanDisk once the transaction is completed.

Icahn Makes Another Offer for Dell as Shareholders Shrug

The arbs have it.
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Dell Board Committee Still Open to Icahn Proposals

The committee overseeing Dell’s go-private process says it is still willing to review any new information from Carl Icahn regarding his plans for the company. Earlier today, Icahn said he had secured $5.3 billion to finance his proposed recapitalization of the company.

Carl Icahn Has Raised $5.3 Billion to Finance His Plan to Recapitalize Dell

A “liquidity gap” filled in?
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Icahn Makes a Not-Yet-Final Pitch to Win Over Dell Shareholders

Less than four weeks until the proxy vote.
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Dell’s Special Committee Slams Icahn Proposals as “Inconsistent”

The board committee overseeing Dell’s buyout process still likes the $24.4 billion Michael Dell-Silver Lake proposal.
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Icahn Proposes $14 Dell Tender Offer, Becomes Second-Largest Shareholder

Not ready to walk away from the fight.
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