A year full of surprises
To say Dell has had a topsy-turvy 2013 is an understatement. The Round Rock, Texas-based company started the year with a bang when news leaked that it was in talks with private equity firms to go private. Then came the doubters, namely Carl Icahn, who said Dell would be better off remaining a public company and fought founder and CEO Michael Dell for control of his company. Next there were the up-and-down server market-share wars with Hewlett-Packard. Then, of course, there was the big US$24.9 billion leveraged buyout that turned Dell into a private company.
But, there was more—much more. What follows is a top-10 list of the most pivotal moments and biggest news stories for Dell in 2013.