The rumour mill is grinding out reports that Dell may be going private in 2013. Bloomberg News reported that the company is in talks with private equity firms regarding a potential buyout, which sent its share price up by 13%.
The report also notes that any talks are preliminary and may amount to nothing.
It is believed that a leverage buyout could be worth about $20-billion.

The company’s founder, Michael Dell, owns 16% of its stock.
Dell is battling in the shrinking PC market, where its share has been declining.