May 16, 2007 |
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn cut his stake in Time Warner Inc. by almost half in the first quarter while adding shares of oil and railroad companies. Icahn's funds reduced holdings of New York-based Time Warner to 12.9 million shares from 25 million at the end of December, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings. He bought 3.1 million shares of oil producer Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and 4.59 million shares of oil drilling-rig contractor Pride International Inc.
July 24, 2002 |
The bitter battle over Morton's Restaurant Group Inc. ended when shareholders accepted Castle Harlan Inc.'s offer to acquire the company, snubbing an offer from billionaire financier Carl Icahn. The Morton's board agreed last week to accept Castle Harlan's sweetened offer after the private New York buyout firm matched a bid of $71.2 million from a group led by Icahn. Castle Harlan increased its bid four times because of bids by Icahn. Morton shares were unchanged at $16.95 on the NYSE.
July 24, 1988 |
MERV GRIFFIN is headed for a 2:30 appointment with the crown prince of Manhattan real estate in New York City's Trump Tower. That's the glassy skyscraper at 5th Avenue and 56th Street, not to be confused with Trump Plaza over on 3rd, near Bloomingdales, or Trump Parc, the art nouveau condominium complex on Central Park South where $4 million buys a three-bedroom apartment.
May 17, 1988 |
Texaco said Monday that it has entered negotiations with its largest shareholder, TWA Chairman Carl C. Icahn, and indicated that they are discussing a financial settlement that would remove Icahn from Texaco's picture. In a brief statement issued late in the day, Texaco said it and Icahn are "engaged in discussions seeking to resolve their differences without continuing a proxy contest." A battle for five board seats has been expected at the firm's June 7 shareholder meeting.
June 4, 2008 |
Outraged by new details about Yahoo Inc.'s efforts to complicate Microsoft Corp.'s takeover bid, activist investor Carl Icahn says he believes Yahoo's board will have to be fired to lure Microsoft back to the bargaining table. Icahn said in a Tuesday interview with the Wall Street Journal that Microsoft was unlikely to renew its courtship as long as Yahoo Chief Executive Jerry Yang and the company's eight other directors remain on the job. "I'm very cynical about many of the boards and CEOs in this country, but even I am amazed at the lengths that Jerry Yang and the board went to entrench themselves in this situation," Icahn told the Journal.
May 7, 1990 |
Carl Icahn took his battle with USX Corp. management to the company's annual meeting today, but the corporate raider conceded that his plan to split the steel-energy giant in two could fail. Icahn, USX's biggest shareholder, disclosed the pessimism as he urged other stockholders to approve his proposal for separating the company's healthier Marathon Oil Co. subsidiary from its laggard U.S. Steel business.
March 14, 2007 |
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn bid $955.9 million for WCI Communities Inc. after saying he wanted to oust the board of the Florida condominium and single-family home builder because the stock was undervalued. The shares jumped $2.83, or 15%, to $21.80, the biggest gain since July 2002 and about 1% below Icahn's bid of $22 a share.
April 26, 1985
Despite an announcement that shareholders appeared to have narrowly voted to protect the current management of Uniroyal, corporate raider Carl C. Icahn remained optimistic. "So far, they've only announced preliminary results," Icahn said. A two-thirds vote was required to approve the proposals, which included staggered terms for the company's 12 directors and a "fair price" amendment requiring that all shareholders receive the same price per share under the same terms in the event of a
February 12, 2008 |
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn bought a 3% stake in Alliance Data Systems Corp., the Dallas-based credit card processor whose acquisition by Blackstone Group has been held up by regulatory issues. Icahn holds 2.15 million shares including options, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Icahn may seek to discuss Blackstone's $6.6-billion bid with the Alliance management, the filing said. Blackstone, the New York-based leveraged buyout firm, said last month that the deal had been delayed because federal bank regulators want it to commit $400 million in financing if Alliance Data's credit card bank runs into trouble.
July 19, 2005 |
Carl Icahn dropped his $5.39-billion takeover bid for Mylan Laboratories Inc. and offered to sell his shares after U.S. regulators opened a probe of a Mylan pain patch that was linked to 120 deaths. "It would be difficult to win a proxy fight with the stock trading at the current levels," Icahn's High River investment group said Monday. "As previously stated, Mr. Icahn did not wish to be a passive investor in this company." The billionaire investor will make a profit of at least 14% on his 26.