[video] Quick Take: Icahn Gives Up in the Dell Fight
Founder Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners have essentially won the takeover bid to privatize the company. The deal is set to be approved at $13.75 a share, along with a 13-cent-per-share special dividend.
Marino said the Delaware court ruling to allow the takeover vote to occur on a day separate from the annual shareholder meeting spun the vote favor of Michael Dell's bid.
Nevertheless, while Icahn opposes the takeover, Marino said he still walks away a winner, pocketing more than $150 million in the year-long battle.
Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners are also winners, after finally winning control of the company -- albeit at a steeper price than they originally wanted to pay.
The loser? Southeastern Asset Management, a large shareholder from the 1990's, which sold its stake to Icahn at a discount to the current $13.75 offer.
-- Written by Bret Kenwell in Petoskey, Mich.