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Dell to buy Perot Systems for $3.9 billion

Dell Inc said it had struck a deal to acquire computer services maker Perot Systems Corp in a cash transaction the personal computer maker valued at about $3.9 billion.

Dell, which had indicated its intention to step up acquisitions, said it would launch a tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding Class A common stock of Perot Systems for $30 per share in cash. That represents a premium of about 67.5% from Friday's closing price of $17.91 on the New York Stock Exchange. (Reuters)