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January 22, 2013 at 9:08 AM

Report: Microsoft in talks to take part in Dell buyout

Microsoft is reportedly in talks about becoming part of the deal to take computer manufacturer Dell private.

Microsoft is talking with private equity firm Silver Lake Partners and Dell CEO Michael Dell about investing $1 billion to $3 billion in a leveraged buyout of Dell, according to CNBC, which cited “sources close to the matter” in breaking the news.

The Wall Street Journal, citing a person familiar with the deal, says Microsoft hasn’t committed to any such deal yet but also said that its contribution to the financing would be in the range of a couple of billion dollars.

A Microsoft spokeswoman declined to comment, saying the company “is not commenting on rumors or speculation.”

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