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

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.

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