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WSJ: Dell to buy data-storage company EMC for $67 bln

Dell Inc. and private-equity firm Silver Lake will buy data-storage company EMC Corp. for about $67 billion in cash and stock, marking the biggest technology-industry takeover ever, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Dell said it expects to fund the deal through a combination of new common equity from Chief Executive Michael Dell, Silver Lake and others, the issuance of tracking stock, new debt financing and cash on hand, The Wall Street Journal wrote.

There are no financing conditions for the closing of the transaction, Dell said. Dell recently reported that it had about $12 billion of debt.

EMC's agreed-upon $67 billion sale to Dell would be a big deal in activism. The deal would rank second by value to Allergan's $73 billion sale, completed in March, as the biggest deal since 2009 to follow activism, according to WSJ's Activism Report Card.

The EMC-Dell deal, if completed, would create the largest privately held tech company. Chip maker Avago Technologies Ltd.'s pending $37 billion agreement to buy Broadcom Corp. is the next-biggest pure-tech takeover ever struck.

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