Tuesday, 21 October 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 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…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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