The deal of the week is the $24.4 billion take private of Dell by Silver Lake, a deal that also involves Microsoft Corp. The announcement adds details to our earlier coverage of the rumor in a digest last month. The size of the deal is mind-boggling after the smallness of LBO transactions since late 2008.
As a result, it has everyone from CNET to Reuters as well as the PE trade press writing about it. If you are curious about the Silver Lake partner who is behind the deal, Egon Durban, see the WSJ’s Private Equity Beat short feature on him. Information on the advisers and some details are on PE Hub, and some analysis of the debt implications are provided by two Bloomberg writers here.