Will Dell’s Private Acquisition Bring Good Tidings From These Top Institutional Shareholders?

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Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL) is close to sealing a deal whereby Founder and Chief Executive Michael Dell and private equity firm Silver Lake Partners will acquire the company and make it private. The deal, which could be announced as early as Monday, will see Michael Dell holding a majority of the firm’s shares, while Silver Lake and Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) will be minority investors. Four investment banks, Barclays, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse and RBC Capital, have agreed to provide up to $15 billion in debt financing to the bidding group. Another report in the New York Post said that the deal is expected to be in the range of $15-$16 a share, and that Microsoft will chip in with $2 billion capital to fund the leveraged buyout.

Will Dell Inc.’s shareholders increase their holdings? They reported owning a total of 131.7 million shares on 12/31/2012. The shares closed at $10.14 on 12/31/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Dell Inc. at the end of December 31st, 2012.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp. held 18,760,153 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $190,227,958. This brought the portfolio total to 0.07%.

Schroder Investment Management Group held 14,050,626 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $142,473,352. This brought the portfolio total to 0.02%.

Mackenzie Financial Corp. held 11,432,670 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $115,927,278. This brought the portfolio total to 0.54%.

American International Group Inc. held 11,002,250 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $111,562,819. This brought the portfolio total to 0.83%.

California Public Employees Retirement System held 5,228,837 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $53,020,409. This brought the portfolio total to 0.12%.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board held 4,883,452 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $49,518,205. This brought the portfolio total to 0.31%.

Hexavest Inc. held 4,704,773 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $47,706,400. This brought the portfolio total to 0.92%.

Equity Investment Corp./GA held 4,305,933 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $43,662,162. This brought the portfolio total to 1.87%.

Sarasin & Partners LLp. held 4,302,079 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $43,623,083. This brought the portfolio total to 0.77%.

Scott & Stringfellow LLC. held 4,016,833 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $40,730,688. This brought the portfolio total to 0.74%.

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