Dell Technologies Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Round Rock, Texas. It was formed as a result of the September 2016 merger of Dell and EMC Corporation (which later became Dell EMC).
Headquarters in Round Rock, Texas
|Founded||September 7, 2016EMC Corporation and Dell Inc.as a merger of|
|Headquarters||One Dell Way, Round Rock, Texas, U.S.|
(Chairman & CEO)
|Revenue||US$92.15 billion (2020)|
|US$2.622 billion (2020)|
|US$5.529 billion (2020)|
|Total assets||US$118.86 billion (2020)|
|Total equity||US$3.155 billion (2020)|
Number of employees
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Dell's products include personal computers, servers, smartphones, televisions, computer software, computer security and network security, as well as information security services. Dell ranked 35th on the 2018 Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.
Approximately 50% of the company's revenue is derived in the United States.
Dell operates under 2 divisions as follows:
- Dell Client Solutions Group (48% of fiscal 2019 revenues) – produces desktop PCs, notebooks, tablets, and peripherals, such as monitors, printers, and projectors under the Dell brand name
- Dell EMC Infrastructure Solutions Group (41% of fiscal 2019 revenues) – storage solutions
On October 12, 2015, Dell announced its intent to acquire EMC Corporation, an enterprise software and storage company, in a $67 billion transaction. It was labeled the "highest-valued tech acquisition in history". In addition to Michael Dell, Singapore's Temasek Holdings and Silver Lake Partners were major Dell shareholders that supported the transaction.
The Dell Services, Dell Software Group, and the Dell EMC Enterprise Content Divisions were sold shortly thereafter for proceeds of $7.0 billion, which was used to repay debt. In October 2017, It was reported that Dell would invest $1 billion in IoT research and development.
Dell Inc. had returned to private ownership in 2013, claiming that it faced bleak prospects and would need several years out of the public eye to rebuild its business.
EMC was being pressured by Elliott Management Corporation, a hedge fund holding 2.2% of EMC's stock, to reorganize the unusual "Federation" structure, in which EMC's divisions were effectively being run as independent companies. Elliott argued this structure deeply undervalued EMC's core "EMC II" data storage business, and that increasing competition between EMC II and VMware products was confusing the market and hindering both companies.
The Wall Street Journal estimated that in 2014 Dell had revenue of $27.3 billion from personal computers and $8.9 billion from servers, while EMC had $16.5 billion from EMC II, $1bn from RSA Security, $6bn from VMware, and $230 million from Pivotal Software.
The acquisition required Dell to publish quarterly financial results, having ceased these on going private in 2013.
- "Dell Technologies Inc. 2020 Form 10-K Annual Report". U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. March 27, 2020.
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- "Dell Technologies creates new IoT division as part of three-year, $1bn investment". businessreviewusa.com. Retrieved October 19, 2017.
- "Michael Dell Vows to Invest $1 Billion over Three Years to Fund Internet of Things Business". Fortune. Retrieved October 19, 2017.
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- "VMware Plunges on Report It May Acquire Dell in Reverse Merger". Bloomberg L.P. January 29, 2018. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
- "Dell returns to public markets after 6 years". Reuters. Retrieved December 28, 2018.
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