Dell today announced that it has received all necessary pre-merger regulatory clearances for the consummation of the merger transaction in which Michael Dell, Dell’s Founder, Chairman and CEO, will acquire Dell in partnership with global technology investment firm Silver Lake Partners.
The transaction is expected to close before the end of the third quarter of Dell’s FY2014.
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