With Dell Inc. currently facing a potential $24.4 billion buyout to take it into private ownership, Michael Dell has written an open letter to customers. While the deal has already attracted some disapproval from shareholders, Michael Dell and equity firm Silver Lake appear poised to take control of the company.
Here is the open letter from the CEO:
To Our Customers,
The agreement to take Dell private represents an exciting new chapter for our company and for you, our customers.
As always, our unwavering focus is on delivering a fantastic customer experience and creating value for your organization. We believe that our proposed new ownership will provide long-term support to help Dell innovate, invest for growth and accelerate our transformation strategy. We'll have the flexibility to continue organic and inorganic investment and drive industry-leading innovation.
We've made solid progress over the past few years. Our leadership and our strategic execution have been consistent, as we've built a comprehensive portfolio to help you succeed. Secure, easy to manage, end-to-end solutions from the cloud to the data center to devices remain at the core of our value proposition to you.
I am honored to continue serving as chairman and CEO of Dell and very much appreciate the trust you've placed in us. We recognize that ours is a highly competitive industry. Our commitment to you is to keep earning that trust every day.
I am confident we are making the right decisions to position Dell, our customers and employees for long-term success. There is much more we can accomplish together.
With warm regards,
Written by: James Delahunty @ 10 Feb 2013 6:53