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Dell Buying EMC Tops These 8 Other Enormous Tech M&A Transactions

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Dell's acquisition of EMC Corporation (EMC - Get Report) is a whopper of a transaction, essentially double the size of any tech M&A deal before it.

Dell announced on Monday an agreement with MSD Partners and Silver Lake to buy cloud computing and data storage company EMC for about $67 billion in cash and stock. Dell will pay $33.15 per share to EMC stockholders in the transaction, and VMware (VMW - Get Report) , of which EMC owns about 80%, will remain a publicly-traded company.

"We're creating an unbelievable powerhouse of an enterprise company," said Dell Chairman and CEO Michael Dell in an interview with CNBC. "This is really about bringing together complementary...