Dell investor Carl Icahn sues PC maker

Dell investor Carl Icahn sues PC maker

The letter did not elaborate on the decision.

Dell and his private-equity partner Silver Lake Partners on July 24 proposed bumping up the offer by 10 cents to $ 13.75 per share, but only if the special committee agreed to change the way votes are counted.

The proposal sought an approval process that would require a majority of shares voted, instead of a majority of all outstanding shares not affiliated with Michael Dell.

Dell postponed the vote two times earlier this month out of concerns of insufficient shareholder support, in part because shares held by parties that did not vote are to be counted as “no” votes under the current system.

The letter from the special committee said it was willing to change the date of the vote to allow shareholders more time to consider the amended $ 13.75 per share bid.

Alternatively, the special committee said it was willing to proceed with the existing $ 13.65 per share bid scheduled for August 2.

Dell, once the world’s biggest personal-computer maker, has fallen behind rivals Lenovo and Hewlett-Packard and faces pressure because of slumping PC sales as consumers increasingly turn to tablets and smartphones.

A recent survey showed worldwide sales of personal computers fell for a fifth consecutive quarter in the April-June period.

(Edited by Andrew Trotman)

Finance News – Business news from the UK and world


Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.