Carl Icahn

  • Carl Icahn, Forbes

    Bill Ackman Is A Billionaire

    Which is nice, although Carl Icahn is a billionaire 20 times over, and the richest alternative investment fund manager on Earth.

    / Mar 4, 2013 at 4:10 PM
  • Carl Icahn

    Yachting with Carl

    Let us preface this post by declaring that the new website Cityfile is incredible. We’ve spent the last two days on this site reading all the profiles of the “notable and influential” New Yorkers. Our boys at Cityfile* have just posted pictures and details of Carl Icahn’s yacht , the 180-foot Starfire, which can be […]

    / Jul 10, 2008 at 1:07 PM
  • Carl Icahn

    An Omniuous Sign for the Battle of Yacahn?

    Biogen Idec Inc. shareholders voted down Carl Icahn’s proposed candidates for the board, according to initial counts by the company. Icahn, who felt that Biogen’s attempt to sell itself last December was “flawed,” wanted the biotechnology company to cut costs and improve research and employee morale. Icahn found little support for his board, as major […]

    / Jun 19, 2008 at 12:21 PM
  • Carl Icahn

    Yes I Ca(h)n!

    Carl Icahn might finally start blogging! One hundred and thirty eight days (thanks NY Post!) after declaring his entrance into the blogosphere, but producing no content on, Icahn says he will go live starting tomorrow, Reuters reporter Dane Hamilton reports. Icahn plans to “[offer] up anecdotes and a running commentary on what he describes […]

    / Jun 18, 2008 at 5:15 PM
  • Carl Icahn, Microsoft, Yahoo

    Mircosoft Can’t Compete Without Yahoo, Carl Icahn Says

    Carl Icahn said Tuesday that Microsoft Corp needs Yahoo to be competitive with Google over the next five years. “They can’t compete” if the company doesn’t acquire Yahoo, he said at the annual New York Financial Writers Association Awards Dinner at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. Icahn cited Google’s incursions into core Microsoft businesses […]

    / Jun 11, 2008 at 8:49 AM
  • Carl Icahn, Jerry Yang, Microsoft, Yahoo

    Icahn Wants Yang’s Head On A Platter

    Carl Icahn said today that he will seek to oust Jerry Yang as Yahoo’s CEO if he wins his proxy fight bid to control the company’s board. Was this every in doubt? What seems to have really annoyed Icahn is information released when a Delaware judge unsealed a shareholder suit against Yahoo. The unsealed pleadings […]

    / Jun 3, 2008 at 3:12 PM
  • Carl Icahn, Regulators, Yahoo

    Icahn Gets Green Light For Yahoo Stock Purchase

    Carl Icahn got the go ahead from the Federal Trade Commission to scoop up huge amounts of Yahoo stock. Icahn owns around 10 million Yahoo shares now, and has options to acquire another 49 million. He said he’s seeking clearance from the FTC to buy up to $2.5 billion of the stock. In our not-so-free […]

    / May 30, 2008 at 3:33 PM
  • Buyouts, Carl Icahn, Microsoft, Yahoo

    Microsoft Still Says It Doesn’t Want To Buy Yahoo Anymore

    So Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer says the company is not looking to buy Yahoo. They’re talking about other stuff that might “create value” or some such. It’s pretty much what we learned on Sunday, when Microsoft and Yahoo disclosed that they were in negotiations. Is a buyout really off the table? The market doesn’t […]

    / May 21, 2008 at 4:30 PM
  • Carl Icahn, Dan Loeb, Microsoft, Third Point, Yahoo

    Dan Loeb’s Third Point Joins Carl Ichan’s Team In Yahoo Fight

    Third Point LLC, the $5.7 billion hedge fund run by acid penned yoga enthusiast Dan Loeb, is getting into the Yahoo acquisition trade, Reuter’s great Dane Hamilton is reporting. The fund has accumulated a stake of over 5 million shares, and may build a 10 million share stake. At the end of March, Third Point […]

    / May 20, 2008 at 2:42 PM
  • Carl Icahn, Microsoft, Yahoo

    Sorkin Versus The Shareholder Superman
    ARS-ED: Andrew Ross Sorkin Educates DealBreaker

    ARS-ED is a new weekly feature on what we’re learning from Andrew Ross Sorkin’s weekly column, DealBook, in the New York Times. It was about a year and a half ago when we first saw New York Times hotshot Andrew Ross Sorkin in the same room as Carl Icahn. They were on a panel together […]

    / May 20, 2008 at 1:54 PM
  • Carl Icahn, Microsoft, Yahoo

    Could Microsoft’s New Yahoo Plan Backfire?
    Icahn Friend Says Financier Could Push For Google Deal

    Carl Icahn apparently isn’t happy with the latest talks between Microsoft and Yahoo, and it looks like the financier is using proxies to threaten to push Yahoo into Google’s arms. Dane Hamilton at Reuters is reporting that Icahn, who holds 9 million shares and options for 49 million more, could attempt to scuttle a deal […]

    / May 19, 2008 at 12:50 PM
  • Carl Icahn

    Icahn’s 30% Of Yahoo

    The epic proxy fight for Yahoo may soon be wrapping up. This morning the New York Post reports that Yahoo executives are scrambling to do a deal, although perhaps not the one that Carl Icahn and his friends are calling for. Apparently Yahoo is scrambling to ink something with Google to improve search. But why […]

    / May 16, 2008 at 9:01 AM
  • Carl Icahn

    Carl Icahn: Failed Blogger?

    Finally, someone has gotten to the bottom of the most pressing question of our age: why isn’t Carl Icahn blogging? Last month he announced that he was starting a blog at The Icahn Report. But so far it’s been a disapointment. There are no posts and repeated trips to the blog reveal just a dour […]

    / Mar 6, 2008 at 11:12 AM
  • Carl Icahn

    Icahn Explains: Why Are There So Many Idiots Running Shit?

    ‘Portfolio’ shares the Ichan theory, which he shared yesterday at the World Business Forum, to a room of 750 CEOs. Brilliant and ballsy! Many college kids seek refuge in their fraternities or clubs (when Icahn tells it, “sorority” is conspicuously omitted) for a friendly face. Without fail, the president of the club, who never seems […]

    / Oct 12, 2007 at 2:15 PM
  • Carl Icahn, Hank Greenberg

    Carl Icahn and Hank Greenberg: No Time For Golf

    Carl Icahn and Hank Greenberg don’t play golf. And they don’t like executives who do. On Wednesday we went to the Wall Street Journal’s Deals and Dealmakers conference, and while everyone else was frantically scribbling down what Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson said about globalization—hint: he’s for it—we found ourselves more interested in the slightly less, […]

    / Jun 29, 2007 at 10:07 AM
  • Carl Icahn

    Carl Icahn: I Tried To Short Blackstone

    Carl Icahn tried to short the stock of the Blackstone group immediately after its IPO, the billionaire “corporate raider” told an audience at a conference sponsored by the Wall Street Journal. “I tried to borrow the stock but I couldn’t do it in time,” Icahn said. After he spoke to the conference, Icahn asked reporters […]

    / Jun 28, 2007 at 9:02 AM
  • Carl Icahn

    Carl Icahn Knows How We Like To Be Touched

    It’s a little upsetting to find out that one’s publicly professed deity includes the bit “A thief stole my wife’s credit card, but I didn’t report it. Guess why? The thief spends less than my wife!” in his set of “favorite” jokes. The chafing is slightly salved when reminded that the fallen god has previously […]

    / May 29, 2007 at 4:04 PM
  • Activist Investors, Carl Icahn, Wall Street

    Who Said It? Corporate Raider Activist Investor Home Game

    As those of you who read Opening Bell already know, Carl Icahn lost his bid for a seat on Motorola’s board yesterday. He’d previously written a letter to shareholders describing the current board as “passive and reactive” and detailed its failure to “steer management in the right direction.” Icahn failed to win the support of […]

    / May 8, 2007 at 12:28 PM
  • Carl Icahn, Time Warner

    I Would, However, Like To Take Back What I Said About Dick Parsons Being A Moron–That Was Just Plain Rude On My Part (Though Not Entirely Uncalled For)

    Dear Time Warner Shareholders, I’m not going to pretend to say I’m sorry to say this—it’s so trite, so phony, so somewhat conciliatory, so just not me, Carl Icahn—so I’m just going to say it, without pretense: I told you bitches so. Yeah, that felt good. -Carl More Talk of a Time Warner Revamp [Dealbook]

    / Mar 26, 2007 at 2:23 PM
  • Carl Icahn

    Icahn Says WCI Chief ‘Not Qualified’ While Chief Forced To Humilatingly ‘Review’ Icahn’s Bid

    Carl Icahn really does seem to be in full-out barbarian mode with his bid for WCI Communications. Recall that words like “corporate raider” and “barbarian” were coined, for the most part, by defenders of corporate management against outsiders like Icahn who sought to oust the managers. We have no doubt that something like these terms […]

    / Mar 14, 2007 at 11:28 AM
  • Carl Icahn

    Carl Icahn: In “Battle” Mode

    DealBook reported this morning that Carl Ichan has “made clear” that he will try to destroy WCI Communities (or at least its board of directors) in order to save it. There’s no source named in the DealBook story, no links to an underlying news story. But you should probably believe it for two reasons. One […]

    / Mar 13, 2007 at 9:13 AM
  • Carl Icahn

    Carl Icahn Has More Phones Than Anyone You Know

    Among the gems from BusinessWeek’s profile of Carl Icahn is the fact that the corporate raider activist shareholder has 22 phones in his East Hampton phone. The reason for all those phones? He often works until 2:30 a.m., and has 22 phones at his East Hampton (N.Y.) home to help him stay in touch at […]

    / Feb 26, 2007 at 3:35 PM
  • Carl Icahn, parties

    Happy 71st Birthday, Carl Icahn!

    (And don’t feel bad about invitees already calling tonight’s bash The Poor Man’s Schwarzman. He might’ve had jumbo sized shrimp puffs and an ice sculpture of Dick Parsons, but jumbo sized shrimp puffs and an ice sculpture of Dick Parsons aren’t John Carney serenading you with “Happy Birthday, Mr. (Activist) Investor,” now are they?)

    / Feb 16, 2007 at 5:04 PM
  • Buyouts, Carl Icahn, Lear

    Morons At Lear Accept Icahn Bid

    Our ears always perk up whenever someone mentions that “management” is backing a bid by corporate raider activist investor Carl Icahn. Because, well, you kind of have to wonder if “management” knows who Icahn is. As part of his bid package to acquire Lear—which the troubled auto-parts company announced this morning it was officially accepting—did […]

    / Feb 9, 2007 at 11:10 AM
  • Carl Icahn, SAC Capital

    Icahn and Cohen: First Blood Brothers?

    Roddy Boyd today reveals some interesting-ish similarities between two seemingly dissimilar investors—Stevie-boy Cohen and Carl Icahn. Rabble-rouser extraordinaire Carl Icahn has found a wingman in fellow billionaire Steve Cohen when Icahn has acquired stakes in some of his most recent high-profile targets. In the past few months, filings detailing Icahn’s headline-grabbing investments in WCI Communities […]

    / Feb 6, 2007 at 10:35 AM
  • Carl Icahn

    Carl Icahn: Worried About Dollar, Taking Baby Steps Toward Civility With Dick Parsons

    Carl Icahn, best known for waging a near-lethal war against the wastefulness of jet-ownership, cautions that a decline in the dollar will cause serious problems for U.S. stocks, going so far as to comment that a slide would “really blow up” the market’s four-year rally. The “activist investor” said in an interview yesterday that “a […]

    / Jan 25, 2007 at 12:40 PM
  • Carl Icahn, Wasserstein

    When In Rome

    John “$40 Million Man” Mack isn’t the only one having a good day. Carl Icahn and Bruce Wasserstein are probably pretty pleased with life this morning, too: Time Warner shares were up over 1.3% yesterday, closing at $21.65, a high not seen since 2002. Icahn, who owns 55 million Time Warner shares, is now up […]

    / Dec 15, 2006 at 1:51 PM

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