Tuesday, 23 September 2014
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Jul 1 2013 | 12:26pm ET
Carl Icahn has secured the $5.2 billion in financing he claims to need to effect his proposed $16 billion share buyback program at Dell Inc.
A group of banks and institutional investors put up the money, Reuters reports.
Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management are battling a proposed $24.4 billion buyout of the computer-maker by founder Michael Dell and private-equity firm Silver Lake Partners. They argue that the going-private transaction is little more than a giveaway of the company, and plan to seek control of Dell's board if shareholders vote down the buyout later this month.
Dell has accepted the Dell-Silver Lake deal, arguing that the company must go private to effect the changes it needs. The company has also said that Icahn and Southeastern have not taken into account just how bad its financial situation is, and that, even with the $5.2 billion, Icahn remains $2.9 billion short of funding.
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 McKitich, CIO of Petty 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…
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Credit default swaps brought down the London Whale and cost JPMorgan $6.2 billion. Here is how it happened.