Carl Icahn buys stake in software provider VMware

Published: April 18, 2018
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Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn gives an interview on FOX Business Network's Neil Cavuto show in New York February 11, 2014.
PHOTO: REUTERS

Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn gives an interview on FOX Business Network's Neil Cavuto show in New York February 11, 2014. PHOTO: REUTERS

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has acquired a stake in cloud computing platform VMware, CNBC reported on Tuesday.

Icahn’s stake is said to be below the 5 per cent limit that warrants public disclosure, CNBC said, mentioning that a particular agenda for anything specific from VMware or Dell is unclear.

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Computer maker Dell, which owns 80 per cent of VMWare, said in February it was exploring a public offering or a combination of VMware.

In 2013, Icahn had unsuccessfully attempted to block Michael Dell’s $25 billion offer to take Dell private.

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VMware declined to comment on the report. Carl Icahn or his representatives were not immediately available to comment outside of regular US business hours.

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