Description: Dell Inc.â€™s proposed $3.9 billion buyout of Perot Systems Corp. reflects the second-largest personal-computer makerâ€™s ambitions in the market for health- care information technology.
Keys: Mergers and acquisitions, marketing
Questions for discussion:
- Explain why this deal makes sense for Dell.
- How might it affect its financial metrics â€“ particularlythose foundÂ in cash flows reports?
- Do you agree with the price offered? Explain your answer.