back to article $2.07bn? That's one Dell of a deal to offload infosec biz RSA

Dell Technologies is flogging its infosec business RSA for $2.075bn as it tries to reduce its longstanding debt. The sale, rubber stamped today, was made to a consortium led by STG Partners, a private equity investor that specialises in tech; Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board; and Dutch private equity group, AlpInvest …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Facepalm

    "consortium led by STG Partners, a private equity investor"

    Here comes the price hike for locked-in RSA customers!!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: "consortium led by STG Partners, a private equity investor"

      probably, because there isn't much that they can carve up and sell off independently. The usual increase revenue to improve the balance sheet before flogging it off again.

    2. Captain Scarlet Silver badge
      Stop

      Re: "consortium led by STG Partners, a private equity investor"

      What do you mean here comes, already had the price of tokens double.

      1. EnviableOne Silver badge

        Re: "consortium led by STG Partners, a private equity investor"

        i was gonna say, dont you mean ANOTHER price hike, their tokens are already 3-4 time the price of the competition

  2. Daniel B.
    Facepalm

    WTF

    Why? Oh why? It’s probably the most valuable bit from EMC!

  3. Robert Helpmann??
    Paris Hilton

    A Bit Late

    Intel-owned McAfee has considered an IPO and a tie-up with NortonLifeLock...

    McAfee split up with Intel after a few years of (corporate) wedded bliss and has been an independent company since April, 2017. Intel still owns 49% of its stock, so it maintains some control over it, but that's not the same as falling under the same corporate governance. It is interesting that other articles give the same attribution (e.g. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/nortonlifelock-approached-by-intels-mcafee-and-private-equity-firms-2019-12-09).

  4. NeilPost Silver badge

    Quest/Sonicwall etc gone.

    RSA going.

    VMWare ???

  5. The Nazz

    Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board

    Not the first time (4th, 5th?) i've seen this mentionned in purchases of substantial assets.

    They must have some portfolio by now. I wouldn't have thought there are a particularly large number of Ontario teachers, past and present, to provide for, must be some decent pension pots in there?

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