The devil is in the details: A global credit slowdown has, reportedly, thrown a wrench in Dell's EMC acquisition plans.
The New York Post's Josh Kosman reported that the JPMorgan-led group of banks has pushed the timeline back 10 days in order to get the needed loans for the first $10 billion on the purchase.
To make matters worse, Dell's sale of Perot Systems, which it had hoped to earn $5 billion on, hit a roadblock when one of the leading potential buyers pulled out.
As Kosman reports:
Investors are increasingly jittery about the EMC deal. Dell execs keep insisting the purchase will close by October — despite concerns about the sheer debt, the complexity of the transaction and getting regulatory approval.
If Dell can’t complete the deal, the closely held company is on the hook for a $4 billion breakup fee. Founder and CEO Michael Dell, along with a group of private equity investors, took the company private in 2013 after battling shareholders.
With so much at stake, there's a lot of motivation to make the deal happens, one way or another.