Dell weighs up IPO against VMware merger

Dell Technologies has confirmed the possibility it might sell itself to VMware to become a public company again. The news comes courtesy of a public filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last Friday that outlines the potential routes to the public market that Dell is considering.

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While Dell remains a private company since its $24.4 billion share purchase in 2013, it owns over 80% of publicly-traded virtualisation giant VMware, meaning it was forced to make an official announcement of its intentions. The filing revealed the three possibilities Dell is considering: continuing life as a private company; plotting a course for an IPO; or merging its business with VMware.

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