Will Dell’s Possible Exchange Removal Sit Well With These Top Institutional Shareholders?

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL)’s founder, Michael Dell is seeking to beef up his contribution of  a 15.7% stake in the company by adding equity financing of $500 million-$1 billion, likely giving him majority control in the privatized firm. Silver Lake and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) are said to be chipping in from between $1 billion-$2 billion each. By taking the company out of  the stock exchange listing, Dell will have a free hand in the restructuring Dell as they grapple with sliding PC sales in the face of a consumer shift to mobile computing.

Will Dell Inc.’s shareholders increase their holdings? They reported owning a total of 89.056 million shares on 12/31/2012. The shares closed at $10.14 on 12/31/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Dell Inc. at the end of December 31st, 2012.

Schroder Investment Management Group held 14,050,626 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $142,473,352. This brought the portfolio total to 0.02%.

Mackenzie Financial Corp. held 11,432,670 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $115,927,278. This brought the portfolio total to 0.54%.

California public employees retirement system held 5,228,837 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $53,020,409. This brought the portfolio total to 0.12%.

Hexavest Inc. held 4,704,773 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $47,706,400. This brought the portfolio total to 0.92%.

Equity Investment Corp./GA held 4,305,933 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $43,662,162. This brought the portfolio total to 1.87%.

Sarasin & Partners LLP. held 4,302,079 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $43,623,083. This brought the portfolio total to 0.77%.

Scott & Stringfellow LLC. held 4,016,833 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $40,730,688. This brought the portfolio total to 0.74%.

AllianceBernstein L.P. held 3,874,637 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $39,288,821. This brought the portfolio total to 0.05%.

Dupont Capital Management Corp. held 3,666,441 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $37,177,713. This brought the portfolio total to 0.07%.

Rhumbline Advisers held 2,692,957 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $27,306,585. This brought the portfolio total to 0.1%.

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