Reader Poll: What Hath Dell Wrought? Updated

With a buyout of Dell Inc. apparently gathering steam, we thought it might be opportune to tap the collective wisdom our readers on the signficance of the deal.

A quick recap: A group of investors led by Silver Lake appears to be nearing an agreement with company founder and CEO Michael Dell, who owns 16 percent of the computer company. Microsoft Corp. and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board are said to be on board with the deal. As of Tuesday afternoon, company shares were trading just below $13, giving the company a market cap upwards of $22 billion.

UPDATE: This survey is now closed.

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 Steve Bills is a senior editor at Buyouts Magazine. Any opinions expressed here are entirely his own. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Bills. Follow Buyouts tweets @Buyouts. For information on how to subscribe, contact Greg Winterton at

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