The campaign for the future of Dell Inc. formally entered the homestretch on Friday, when the company said it has scheduled a July 18 shareholder meeting to decide the fate of CEO Michael Dell’s $24.4 billion buyout offer.
The fate of the buyout is far from certain because major shareholders — including Memphis-based Southeastern Asset Management Inc. and activist investor Carl Icahn — have said they will work against the proposal being made by Michael Dell and California-based Silver Lake Partners.
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