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Carl Icahn: I Tried To Short Blackstone

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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 not to print the story of his attempt to short Blackstone. Although he had bashed executives and told the audience that private equity had peaked, Blackstone was one of the few companies Icahn discussed specifically.