CPPIB in Talks with Silver Lake to Join Dell Buyout: Reuters

Silver Lake Partners, which is trying to finalize a bidding group to take Dell Inc. into private ownership, has convened talks with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), says a report by Reuters. Sources “with knowledge of the matter” said Silver Lake approached CPPIB and other limited partners in its most recent fund in an effort to close what might be the largest buyout since the global financial crisis, Reuters reported. CPPIB and Silver Lake have partnered in other major transactions, including the 2009 acquisition of Skype Technologies SA. 

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