Going private: 7 tech giants away from the glare of shareholders

Going private: 7 tech giants removed from the glare of shareholders

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A growing list of leading technology companies have taken themselves off the public markets in recent years to go down the road of private ownership since Michael Dell embarked on one of the biggest privatisations in corporate history.

From enterprise software firms to hardware vendors, systems integrators and major resellers, some of the biggest players in the industry are choosing to eschew the spotlight of shareholder scrutiny in a bid for greater manoeuvrability afforded by stepping away from Wall Street.

Here are some of the biggest names to go private in recent years...