Dell's SecureWorks Plans IPO Amid Parent's $67 Billion EMC Deal

SecureWorks Corp., the cybersecurity company owned by Dell Inc., is planning an initial public offering.

The company expects to sell its Class A common stock to the public and use the proceeds for working capital and other corporate purposes, according to a statement Wednesday. The number of shares and price range haven’t yet been determined, SecureWorks said.

The move comes after Dell agreed to buy EMC Corp. for about $67 billion in the largest technology acquisition ever. To complete the purchase, Dell will add almost $50 billion to its debt load, people familiar with the matter said last month, on top of the $11 billion it already is carrying.

Dell acquired SecureWorks in 2011, without disclosing the terms of the deal at the time. The Atlanta-based firm makes technology that detects cyber attacks and helps companies respond to potential threats.

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