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Dell goes private: behind the struggling computer company's $25 billion buyout

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Dell, a former PC powerhouse that's now struggling to maintain its place in the computing ecosystem, has been taken private in a deal financed by CEO Michael Dell's equity, a $2 billion loan from Microsoft, and funding from banks and investment firmst. Dell hopes that after the $24.4 billion buyout, the company can recover its position free from investor pressure. But will that freedom be enough to turn Dell around?