Thursday, 24 July 2014
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Jun 6 2013 | 11:30am ET
Dell Inc. sharpened its criticism of Carl Icahn's proposed leveraged recapitalization of the company, telling investors that Icahn's proposal has a $3.9 billion funding shortfall.
The estimated gap means that Icahn and his partners, Southeastern Asset Management, would only be able to pay between $8.50 and $9.35 of the proposed $12 per share dividend that would give them control of the computer-maker. Dell last week set a vote on the $24.4 billion buyout led by founder Michael Dell and private-equity firm Silver Lake Partners, urging shareholders to support it.
Icahn's offer is "unrealistic" and would fund the dividend with Dell's cash and $5.2 billion in debt. But Dell said that Icahn has overestimated its liquidity, projecting $17.3 billion where there is only $13.4 billion.
Icahn has threatened a legal and proxy battle.
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…