A highly anticipated vote on the future of Dell Inc. was postponed Thursday morning, a possible sign that founder Michael Dell didn’t have enough support for his plan to take the computer maker private.
Shareholders met in Dell’s headquarters here to consider a $24.4 billion buyout offer by Michael Dell and his financial ally, Silver Lake Partners. But just minutes after the meeting was convened, members of the special committee to the board of directors moved to postpone the vote and adjourn.
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