In the second largest technology acquisition ever, Dell formally announced that it is going to acquire EMC for a staggering $67 billion.
A corporate-computing giant has been created. Dell confirmed today that it is buying EMC for $33.15 per share. EMC’s stock price rose 2.5 percent on Friday to close at $27.86 on the New York Stock Exchange.
While EMC chairman and CEO Joe Tucci will retain his position until the deal closes, Michael Dell would become the chairman and CEO of the new combined company.
This deal values EMC at around 27 percent higher than it was when the news first broke during the previous week.
In an interview on CNBC, Dell said, “The revenue synergies here are three times larger than the cost synergies.”
The deal would bring EMC’s dominance in devices that store data together with Dell’s second position in servers which help companies handle big computing challenges.