Dell Technologies Confirms Possible IPO or Massive VMware Deal

Dell Technologies is exploring an initial public offering or another kind of financial maneuver involving data center software company VMware, Dell said in a regulatory filing on Friday. The disclosure confirms media reports last week that said Dell was considering going public after operating for roughly five years as a private company.

Dell also said in the filing that it was considering a “business combination” with VMware (vmw, -2.28%), without elaborating. CNBC reported this week that Dell was considering selling itself to VMware in a so-called reverse merger as a way for Dell to be listed on the public markets without having to go through the formalities. At the time, both Dell and VMware declined to comment.

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