Plans for Dell to go private may have gained new momentum with the news that Microsoft could back move. The New York Times reports that Microsoft could invest between $1-billion and $3-billion in the $20-billion private equity deal.
The private equity bid is being led by Silver Lake, which has put together a consortium of banks to help take the PC maker private.
Microsoft, with its $66-billion cash on hand, would be a welcome addition to that consortium.