NEW YORK, Dec. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Icahn Enterprises L.P. (IEP) today announced that it completed the sale of American Railcar Industries Inc. (ARII) at a value of approximately $1.75 billion, or $70 per share.
Carl C. Icahn, Chairman of Icahn Enterprises, stated: “We are very pleased to close this transaction. Icahn Enterprises first acquired an interest in American Railcar Industries in 2010. Since that time, Icahn Enterprises has deployed our modus operandi, by which we seek to nurture, guide and improve the condition and operations of the companies we control and influence. Our ARI investment is an excellent example the effectiveness of our investment philosophy. In fact, IEP’s investment in ARI generated a total return of 423%, or a profit of approximately $757.2 million. This is a great result for IEP unitholders, as well as all ARI shareholders.”
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Icahn Enterprises, a master limited partnership, is a diversified holding company engaged in nine primary business segments: Investment, Automotive, Energy, Mining, Railcar, Food Packaging, Metals, Real Estate and Home Fashion.
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