Michael Dell reportedly met with Blackstone (BX) this week about the private-equity firm's offer...

|About: The Blackstone Group L.P. (BX)|By:, SA News Editor

Michael Dell reportedly met with Blackstone (BX) this week about the private-equity firm's offer for Dell (DELL), although there's no word on how the talks went. In a letter, Blackstone said it would "expect and encourage" Michael Dell to join the deal. Meanwhile, a special Dell board committee is today expected to paint a dire picture of the company in a proxy statement as it explains why the Silver Lake / Michael Dell bid is the best offer.