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Talk about ill-gotten gains: Coronavirus KOs Xerox's $30bn months-long hostile takeover bid of HP Inc


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Stupid idea?

Not for Carl Icahn, which would have (as usual) made a huge amount of money.

For everyone, yes, there would have been tears. But the important thing was that Carl and the executives would have made money.

I do wonder if he hasn't figured out a way to have HP buy back his stock and still come out ahead -- that is the way a 'failure' to acquire has ended in the past, with Icahn still making money at the expense of the regular shareholders.

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