Dell reaches $1 billion investor settlement

(Reuters) – Dell Technologies Inc. has reached a $1 billion settlement of a lawsuit accusing it of short-changing some investors in an approximately $24 billion transaction where it returned to being a publicly traded company.

In a regulatory filing on Wednesday, Dell said the settlement is subject to approval by a Delaware Chancery Court judge and will be reflected in its third-quarter results. It said insurers may pay some of the settlement amount.

The disputed December 2018 transaction related to Dell’s interest in software maker VMWare.

Dell paid $14 billion in cash and issued 149.4 million Class C shares in exchange for all outstanding Class V shares.

It said holders of the Class V shares claimed that the transaction was conducted at billions of dollars below fair value.

The settlement also covers claims against Goldman Sachs Group Inc., a defendant in the lawsuit, Dell said.



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