Investors are queuing up to finance Dell Inc.'s $67 billionacquisition of EMC Corp., with the computer maker poised to boostits offering for what's likely to be the year's second-biggestcorporate bond sale.

The company had received more than $80 billion of orders frominvestors by the time its bankers closed the books on Tuesday,according to people familiar with the transaction who asked not tobe identified because they aren't authorized to speak publicly.Dell had initially planned to raise about $16 billion. The companyis weighing whether to increase the amount of debt it's raising inthe investment-grade bond market, one person with knowledge of thematter said Monday.

Dell's bond sale may be the largest since Anheuser-Busch InBevNV sold $46 billion of bonds in January to finance its takeover ofSABMiller Plc., and is expected to launch on Tuesday, said one ofthe people. The offering comes on the heels of the busiest week forbond sales by blue-chip companies in the U.S and Europe sinceJanuary. Top-rated issuers sold about $74 billion in the five-dayperiod ending May 13, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

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