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    1. April 3, 2016

      Ten rules for composing your LinkedIn summary

      It has taken me 13 years and 414m people have got there before me, but last week I finally sat down to compose my...

    2. October 16, 2015

      Michael Dell: Nerd who remade the gadget business

      When Michael Dell drove to his first day of university in 1983, he stashed three computers in the back seat of his BMW....

    1. October 16, 2015

      The subprime ‘unicorns’ that do not look a billion dollars

      The private and public worlds of technology collided this week with a set of stories about two very different...

    2. October 12, 2015

      Michael Dell takes backdoor IPO path to EMC

      Michael Dell, one of the best-known technology entrepreneurs of the past 30 years, has shown little respect for the...

    3. October 12, 2015

      Dell agrees $63bn acquisition of EMC

      Michael Dell has sealed the biggest deal in tech history, after his privately run PC maker agreed to acquire data...

    4. October 8, 2015

      Dell seeks $40bn in financing to buy EMC

      Dell is in talks with banks to line up $40bn in financing for an acquisition of storage company EMC, according to...

    5. April 26, 2015

      The mystery of billionaires’ long marriages

      To be a billionaire, the first thing you need is a personality disorder. That is what I had always assumed, based on my...

    6. February 27, 2015

      Google Ventures’ European arm makes first investment in Kobalt

      The European arm of Google Ventures has made its first investment, snapping up a stake in Kobalt, a music technology...

    7. July 20, 2014

      J Christopher Flowers: after the storm, the deals

      J Christopher Flowers grimaces as he remembers what a “lonely place” it was to be a private equity investor...

    8. July 7, 2014

      Beware what wearable technology tells the market about CEO health

      While waiting in a big Manhattan hospital about 15 years ago, I glimpsed the chairman of one of the world’s biggest...

    9. April 24, 2014

      Michael Dell prunes gardening portfolio

      Michael Dell is pruning his portfolio with the likely sale of ValleyCrest, his corporate gardening company, to...

    10. April 10, 2014

      Activist investor Icahn gains little after agreeing truce with eBay

      Activist investor Carl Icahn has called off his assault on eBay, ending with few of the spoils he had been seeking in...

    11. March 10, 2014

      Music company Kobalt valued at $250m after stake sale

      Kobalt, the fast-growing music services company that represents songwriters such as Paul McCartney, has been valued at...

    12. The World

      January 22, 2014

      Davos morning: Internet of things, fitness challenges and China

      #Davos Everyone who is anyone is talking about Xi's consolidation of power in China - a combo of Mao and the market —...

    13. September 24, 2013

      Dell financing: lucky turn

      Timing is everything in stand-up comedy and in the bond market. Apple’s $17bn fundraising in April took place just...

    14. September 13, 2013

      Letter from Lex: Bond back in fashion

      Mr Bond is back in fashion. Not James Bond, but Verizon bonds. The US telecoms company went to market asking for $20bn...

    15. FT Alphaville

      September 13, 2013

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: Asian stocks fell, with the regional benchmark index on course to snap an 11-day rally, as the U.S. and Russia...

    16. FT Alphaville

      September 12, 2013

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - Why Michael Woodford thinks the Fed should taper. - More money than Thor (on the Norwegian...

    17. September 12, 2013

      Dell: founders keepers

      While Michael Dell sighs with relief now that shareholders have finally approved his buyout of the computer maker he...

    18. September 12, 2013

      Dell shareholders back $24.8bn buyout

      Michael Dell pulled off his hotly contested $24.8bn buyout of the PC maker that bears his name on Thursday, turning the...

    19. FT Alphaville

      September 9, 2013

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - How robots can serve a growing senior population. - “If human history turns on the tilt of...

    20. September 9, 2013

      Carl Icahn abandons Dell pursuit with parting shot

      Carl Icahn has abandoned his attempt to thwart the buyout of Dell, once the world’s biggest maker of personal...

    21. September 8, 2013

      Dell set to seal shareholder backing

      Technology billionaire Michael Dell is this week finally set to win shareholder backing for his contentious $24.8bn...

    22. August 19, 2013

      Rewards of social chat are worth the risks

      Is it any wonder that so many companies still feel uncertain about taking on the risks and rewards of social media? In...

    23. August 2, 2013

      Last-ditch compromise revives Dell buyout prospects

      The prospects for Michael Dell’s buyout of the PC company he founded rose dramatically on Friday as a special committee...

    24. July 31, 2013

      Dell’s $24bn bid left hanging by a thread

      Michael Dell’s $24bn bid to take the company he founded private was hanging by a thread on Wednesday, after Dell’s...

    25. July 24, 2013

      Dell and Silver Lake seek bid rule change

      Michael Dell has asked for a relaxation of the shareholder voting rules at Dell to ease his troubled $24.4bn buyout of...

    26. FT Tech Hub

      July 24, 2013

      Dell bidding war: The story so far

      Michael Dell and US private equity firm Silver Lake Partners have once again increased their offer for Dell Inc, to...

    27. July 16, 2013

      Michael Dell faces buyout ultimatum from large shareholders

      Michael Dell faces a last-minute ultimatum from some of his company’s biggest shareholders to raise his $24.4bn buyout...

    28. July 12, 2013

      Carl Icahn tries again to derail Dell buyout

      Carl Icahn has tried again to throw a spanner in the works of Dell’s $24.4bn buyout plan. The veteran activist...

    29. July 8, 2013

      Investor advisory groups back Dell buyout

      Michael Dell’s attempt to buy back control of the PC maker he founded as a student 29 years ago received an important...

    30. July 5, 2013

      Dell: second thoughts

      Good news, Michael Dell. Your dogged attempts to talk down the prospects of your company seem to have worked. Just not...

    31. July 3, 2013

      Dell directors ask founder to increase buyout offer

      The Dell directors overseeing the PC makers’ planned $24.4bn buyout have gone back to founder Michael Dell to ask for...

    32. June 25, 2013

      Investor advisory group ISS lobbied in Dell fight

      An independent committee of Dell directors and dissident investor Carl Icahn took their rival arguments over the...

    33. June 21, 2013

      Michael Dell lays out personal pitch for $24bn buyout

      The jockeying over the proposed $24bn buyout of PC maker Dell entered its final stages on Friday as founder Michael...

    34. June 7, 2013

      Letter from Lex: corporate coronation

      On the anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, one wonders what would happen if a chief executive spent 60...

    35. beyondbrics

      June 3, 2013

      Infosys: Murthy's return boosts stock but raises doubts

      embed1 Shares in Infosys, the Indian IT group, bounced up 5.5 per cent on Monday morning, after the weekend...

    36. May 31, 2013

      Dell board recommends Silver Lake offer

      The board of Dell has recommended that shareholders accept an offer from Michael Dell and Silver Lake to buy the...

    37. May 10, 2013

      Dell shareholders weigh up Icahn proposal

      Can Carl Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management do enough to prod Dell into reconsidering its contested agreement of a...

    38. May 5, 2013

      Soros and Dell back Waypoint helicopter leasing group

      The funds of two of the world’s highest-profile individual investors – Michael Dell and George Soros – are betting on...

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