in the first place why would Icahn want 58% of the stock in a company he thinks is failing? In one of the million news stories he said he thought the company was worth $24 -- why doesn't he just offer @ say 17.50 or 18 - take it to the shareholders - and just buyout the company? Do you really think M. Dell is going to dump his stock in a hissy fit (well, I'll take my ball and go home) and drive down the value of his own stock? Frankly, if he would do something like that he doesn't even deserve to be CEO!
Guess that's my problem - I don't like losing money!! Even if I were a billionaire I wouldn't like flushing $200 million down the drain just for fun or something to do - it's stupid. Thought Icahn was all about winning - this makes him look silly!!!!