Dell Going Private? Talks with Equity Firms Ongoing

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Dell could be up for grabs. According to a report from on Monday, the computer maker was in negotiations with private equity firms regarding a possible company takeover.

Two interested parties were said to be in the mix, the Bloomberg report noted, citing an unnamed source.

Company CEO and founder Michael Dell currently owns 15.7% of the tech provider.

According to statistics unveiled by research firm IDC earlier this month, Dell accounted for a market share of 10.6% of computer shipments during 2012’s fourth quarter. That falls behind others including HP and Lenovo.

The move could come as no surprise, though. Michael Dell previously noted in 2010 he’d consider going private with the provider he founded.