The tech industry has been abuzz today over a Bloomberg report that two private equity firms were in talk to buyout Dell. But Fortune’s Dan Primack largely rebuffs the idea with an argument that says the sale would be “very, very difficult.” Using math that says each firm would have to write at least a $5 billion equity check, he posits that at least three firms would have to be involved. There aren’t that many firms with enough in the way of purse strings, and many of them would like to keep a low-profile in the face of a related price-fixing lawsuit.

[Source: Fortune]