So much for being able to run Dell independent
So much for all the funny noises about how great Dell will be once it is independent and not in need to answer to shareholders every quarter.
The Wall Street rumour mill has recently spun out scenarios in which Dell will either allow itself to be acquired by VMware as a shortcut to its own return to public ownership, or buy back the bits of VMware that are public. Both may be clever financial gymnastics that help the company pay down debt now that it can no longer …
What if ... Trump introduces a flat tax ... simplifies the US tax code.... OMFG!
If the tax code reform has somehow screwed private equity debt leveraged buyouts, it will be fixed. Trust me on that. The people who really make the decisions are already purchasing the relevant congresscritters and "responsible prostatninks" from the Trump administration. In fact, they have probably already bought them, it is simply a matter of them getting the purchased new legislation through the "voting checkout".
Could we please have a computer manufacturer that considers making fast, reliable, solid products its "secret sauce"?
I mean, being private is all very nice and all and I'm sure being able to do things that wouldn't wash if you had the SEC breathing down your necks every 90 days is all well and good, but your repair guys know where I live. In fact, I'm sure they even know the names of our cats by now...
SEC still does.
The way US securities law is set up after a company reaches a certain size keeping it private is worth it only for the purposes dubious financial engineering shenanigans. You still have to go through a large portion of the SEC rigmarole anyway - just ask Google or F***book about the last 1-2 years before they did their IPO.