Seven Firms Land Roles on $24.4 Billion Dell Buyout

In the biggest leveraged buyout since the economic crisis began, the world's third-largest personal computer maker has agreed to be sold to a group led by CEO Michael Dell and technology-focused investment firm Silver Lake. Hogan Lovells is advising Dell on the deal, Wachtell is representing the company's namesake founder, and Simpson Thacher is serving as Silver Lake's outside counsel. Davis Polk, Debevoise, Sullivan & Cromwell, and Weil are also involved.

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