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Dell's Incestuous SaaS Acquisition

The going price is $155 million cash

Dell, still a relative stranger to acquisitions, is buying MessageOne, Adam Dell's enterprise-class, on-demand e-mail services business, a company in which his brother Michael, Dell's founder, had a piece. The going price is $155 million cash.

It's earmarked for Dell's SaaS portfolio and provides continuity, archiving and disaster recovery.

According to the company, Michael, his wife and their kids' trust will make $12 million, which is supposed to go to charity. Adam will get $970k and their parents $450k.

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