First Dell, now BMC: Which legacy IT company will go private next?


With BMC(s bmc) being taken private by a pair of private equity firms in a deal worth $6.9 billion or $46.25 per share in cash, one has to wonder what legacy IT vendor will be next to take this route.

Dell(s dell) blazed the trail in February when it announced plans to take itself off the public market. That move, valued at $24.5 billion, was orchestrated by founder and CEO Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners. Critics said the price undervalued the company which remains a power in PCs and servers, and is navigating a shift into cloud computing. In the mobile space, Alltel was ahead of the trend, taking itself private in 2007, and was  scooped up by Verizon(s vz) two years later for $5.9 billion.

Citing unnamed sources, Reuters first reported Sunday that a BMC take-out by an investment group comprising Bain Capital and…

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