Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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Jun 18 2013 | 10:58am ET
Carl Icahn appears likely to abandon his bid to take control of computer-maker Dell Inc. as the company's results continue to deteriorate.
Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management have proposed a leveraged recapitalization of the company, in opposition to a proposed $24.4 billion buyout of Dell led by company founder Michael Dell and private-equity firm Silver Lake Partners.
Icahn and Southeastern have blasted that buyout—which goes to a shareholder vote next month—as "the great giveaway." But the two, which have already lined up $5.2 billion in financing, are worried about having to find another $2 billion to buy a company with such bad numbers, CNBC reports.
Dell said earlier this month that there was a $3.9 billion funding shortfall in Icahn's plans.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
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