Published On: Thu, Oct 8th, 2015

Largest tech merger of all time: Dell Said to Discuss Buying EMC, VMware Stake to Add Storage

Egon Durban said months ago that Dell was studying the EMC playbook.

Michael Dell

 

Dell Inc. and EMC are in talks for what could be the largest tech merger of all time, according to a report this evening in The Wall Street Journal. The story suggests that Dell could purchase EMC Corp. EMC 3.78% and then spin out its large data storage unit, although the first part of that would be a bit tricky given that Dell was taken private in late 2013 for just half of where EMC is currently valued ($25b vs. $50b).

But let’s assume, just for now, that the financial pieces can be appropriately maneuvered. In that case, how did we not see this coming?

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