This is Graduate School on how to Control the price of a Company by its Owners, especially if the Owners have downside protection as well as up.( $19 is the benchmark.) Get ready for the Buy Out announcement? Top 20 Owners Buy Out the other 25%. Maybe a White Knight, Hedge Fund out there? Who wants a Minority Interest in a Closely Held Company? Everyone of any substance, especially the Activists won't be complaining because they are on the win side already. imho
Crossed my mind. But if that were the only case, would he have sunk this much money into NUAN before he locked up Dell? Even if he does have some combo plan, I'm inclined to think he also has an alternate strategy in case the Dell bid fails. That being said, it is fascinating to watch him fight for it. I do look forward to the eventual Icahn-Ricci rumble in the jungle.