Icahn Scents Victory In Takeover Bid For Sugar Land’s CVR Energy

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn says he has the support of a majority of CVR Energy shareholders for his hostile takeover bid for the oil refiner.

Icahn, who wants to take control of and then sell the Sugar Land company, says investors owning 55% of the company’s outstanding shares accepted his offer of $30 per share.

But Icahn cannot actually buy those shares until CVR’s board removes a “poison pill” rule that prevents the sale of the company.  The board has refused to do that, arguing it can deliver a greater return for shareholders.

Icahn called on the company to move up an annual meeting to decide the issue. He extended his $30 per share tender offer for the rest of the CVR shares.


Andrew Schneider

Andrew Schneider

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Andrew heads Houston Public Media’s coverage of national, state, and local elections. He also reports on major policy issues before the Texas delegations in the U.S. House and Senate, as well as the Texas governorship, the state legislature, and county and city governments. Before taking up his current post, Andrew...

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