"(We) considered an array of strategic alternatives," says Dell's (DELL) board, responding to...

|About: Dell Inc. (DELL)|By:, SA News Editor

"(We) considered an array of strategic alternatives," says Dell's (DELL) board, responding to the dissident shareholders (14A). In addition to normal deliberations, the board hired a prominent management consultant for assistance. The buyout offers a price premium and "shifts the risks" of the business to the buyer group.