2 Dell bids seen topping founder’s

Posted: March 26, 2013 at 3:31 a.m.

Michael Dell, chairman and chief executive officer of Dell Inc., reacts to a question at a news conference in Beijing in 2009.

Two alternative preliminary plans recently submitted by the private equity firm Blackstone Group and the activist investor Carl Icahn to take control of computer manufacturer Dell Inc. could be “superior proposals” to the current offer on the table by the company’s founder, Michael Dell, and Silver Lake Partners, Dell’s special board committee said Monday.

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