Dell to combine with EMC, creating end-to-end tech company
Dell Inc. and EMC Corporation have announced they have signed a definitive agreement under which Dell, together with its owners, Michael S. Dell, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Dell, MSD Partners and Silver Lake, a leader in technology investing, will acquire EMC Corporation, while maintaining VMware as a publicly-traded company.
The combination of Dell and EMC will create the world’s largest privately-controlled, integrated technology company. The company will be competitive in the $2 trillion information technology market with complementary product portfolios, sales teams and R&D investment strategies. The transaction combines two technology franchises with leadership positions in servers, storage, virtualization and PCs and it brings together capabilities in fast growing areas of the industry, including digital transformation, software-defined data center, hybrid cloud, converged infrastructure, mobile and security.
The transaction will unite Dell’s strength with small business and mid-market customers with EMC’s strength with large enterprises to fuel profitable growth and generate significant cash flows. The combined company will consist of strategically-aligned businesses and incubated high-growth assets.
VMware will remain a publicly-traded company and continue to provide customers value through leading software- defined data center technology, together with its cloud, mobile and desktop offerings. This transaction is expected to accelerate VMware’s growth across all of its businesses through significant synergies with Dell’s solutions and go-to-market channels. VMware remains committed to investing in and partnering with its strong, industry ecosystem.