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Microsoft in Talks to Invest Up to $3 Billion in Dell: CNBC

Microsoft is in discussions to invest between $1 billion and $3 billion of mezzanine financing in a buyout of Dell, CNBC cited unidentified sources as saying on Tuesday. Private equity outfit Silver Lake Partners is trying to finalize a bidding group to take the world's No. 3 PC maker private.

Private-Equity Firms Ask Alibaba to Join Yahoo Bid

A group of private-equity investors is calling on the CEO of Chinese Internet giant Alibaba Group to throw his support behind a buyout offer for Yahoo, Reuters reports. Alibaba founder Jack Ma is reportedly considering his options regarding the U.S. firm that holds a 40% stake in his company.