Dell Buyout Deal Snapshot: 9 Things To Know

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Icahn Naysayers

Critics of Icahn's counter-offer argue his deal is too risky and that at least with Michael Dell's offer investors can rely on a cash payout of $13.65 each. Detractors of Icahn's deal are also leery the activist investor will be less interested in the long-term viability of Dell and more interested in gutting the company to raise the stock price and buoy shares of the company in the short-term.

Ichan has said nothing publicly about what his specific plans are for running Dell should he win control of the company.

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