The following video is from Friday's Motley Fool Money roundtable discussion, with host Chris Hill and analysts Jason Moser, James Early, and Ron Gross.
In this segment, the worst-kept secret on Wall Street was made official this week. Dell (UNKNOWN: DELL.DL ) is being taken private in a $24.4B buyout. The deal is being financed by a combination of Michael Dell himself, as well as capital from private equity, debt financing from some big investment banks, and a $2B loan from Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) . The guys discuss where this deal leaves Dell investors, and whether or not you should be scared if you own PC stocks.
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The relevant video segment can be found between 14:22 and 16:21.