Tags: carl icahn | dell | bid | computer

Icahn Seeks to Ease Fears Over Lack of Financing for Dell Bid

Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 01:37 PM

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn told Dell Inc. shareholders that an investment bank would help fund his offer for the PC maker as he sought to assuage concerns over his means to fund the bid.

In an open letter to Dell shareholders published on Tuesday, Icahn said a major investment bank had indicated its willingness to make $1.6 billion available.

The letter also said he was "proceeding to obtain commitments for $5.2 billion of senior debt financing to be made available to Dell as a bridge loan to guarantee the tender offer."

In addition, Dell Inc.'s largest independent shareholder, Southeastern Asset Management, said it planned to sell about 72 million shares to Icahn, making him the company's largest external shareholder.

Icahn and Southeastern are locked in a battle with company founder Michael Dell over the future of the world's No. 3 PC maker, a struggle precipitated by the swift decline of the global computer industry and the company's failure to arrest sliding revenues.

© 2017 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
Companies
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn told Dell Inc. shareholders that an investment bank would help fund his offer for the PC maker as he sought to assuage concerns over his means to fund the bid.
carl icahn,dell,bid,computer
162
2013-37-18
Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 01:37 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
MONEYNEWS.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved