Dell is going public after 5 years as personal business

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Dell is going public once again after a five-year stint as an independently held business.

The PC maker revealed Monday that it will be transforming existing Class V tracking shares in the business into a various type, referred to as Class C typical stock. The business stated that with the deal it would have a market capitalization of $217 billion.

The Class C typical stock will note on the New York Stock Exchange.

Michael Dell, the business’s creator and bulk investor, who owns 72 percent of the business’s typical shares, will stay as chairman and CEO. Investment company Silver Lake, which with Michael Dell took the business personal in 2013, will maintain its 24 percent minority stake.

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A special committee of Dell independent directors recommended the deal,  but the change of direction still requires stockholder approval by holders of the Class V shares.

“Over the last five months, with the assistance of our independent financial and legal advisors, we have conducted a thorough evaluation of a number of alternatives to maximize stockholder value,” the committee said.

Michael Dell said he’s looking forward to the company’s next chapter.

“Unprecedented data growth is fueling the digital era of IT,” he said, “and we are uniquely positioned with our portfolio of technologies and services to enable the digital, IT, security and workforce transformations of our customers.”

First published July 2 at 4:32 a.m. PT.
Updated at 4:56 a.m. PT: Added quotes from Dell’s committee and from Michael Dell.

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