On Friday, the 28th of December, the Dell Technologies Inc. shares had open at $46, as a Class C share, proffering the computer maker a capitalization of $16 billion in return to the public market, after Dell had bought back shares tied to its interest in the software maker VMware, which allowed it to bypass the traditional IPO process.
The tracking stock had been tied to 81 percent stake in VMware and the buyback of VMware shares allowed the Dell to bypass the traditional IPOS and a higher debut, as presumably, investors would like to grill Dell’s shares over its $52.7 billion pile of debts.
Earlier on December, the company had obtained necessary approvals from its shareholders to return in to the market. Dell had gone private 6 years ago, in a $24.4 billion buyout by the Microsoft Corp. alongside, Silver Late Private Equity.
Dell’s Chief Executive Officer, Michael Dell, had financed the deal with equity and cash. According to the data from Canalys, the Dell holds the third largest PC market share with 17 percent, behind its arch-rival HP Inc.’s 23 percent and Lenovo’s 21 percent.
While this report is being prepared, the class C Dell shares has been trading at $46.25, while the shares of VMware rose roughly 2 percent to $157.2.