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5 Things You Need To Know About Carl Icahn's Battle To Derail Xerox-Fuji Deal

O’Ryan Johnson

Posting A $150 Million Bond

Activist investors Carl Icahn (pictured) and Darwin Deason posted a $150 million bond to preserve two New York State court injunctions aimed at stopping the Xerox Fuji deal. The first injunction prevents Xerox from holding a shareholder vote on the Fuji transaction. The second injunction gives shareholders the ability to nominate an alternate slate of directors that Icahn is promoting as "committed to enhancing value for all shareholders rather than rushing into a no-premium deal with Fuji to further their own personal interests."

Xerox calls this bond inadequate. "The loss in value if the transaction does not proceed is in the billions of dollars," said Xerox in a legal filing. The $150 million bond set by the court "is not 'rationally related' to Xerox's potential damages and therefore is not sufficient to support the injunction," it stated in court filings."

 
O’Ryan Johnson

O’Ryan Johnson is a veteran news reporter. He covers the data center beat for CRN and hopes to hear from channel partners about how he can improve his coverage and write the stories they want to read. He can be reached at ojohnson@thechannelcompany.com..

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