Carl Icahn

Icahn steps up fight for control of MGM [Reuters]

October 22nd, 2010 by

Carl Icahn just doesnt seem to know when to call it a day, but then, perhaps that’s why he’s worth billions. According to an article published by Reuters yesterday: Billionaire investor Carl Icahn stepped up his fight for control of film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc on Thursday, offering to buy senior debt from creditors willing to […]

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Icahn Announces Support for Lions Gate Combination With MGM [Press Release]

October 13th, 2010 by

Carl C. Icahn released the following statement on October 12th: “We are holders of significant positions in both Lions Gate stock and MGM debt. Today, Lions Gate has made a proposal to combine these two companies. We believe that this combination of Lions Gate and MGM would enhance value for all constituencies and we believe […]

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Icahn Buys MGM Studios’ Debt, Presses for a Lions Gate Merger []

October 4th, 2010 by

First nothing seems to be moving to resolve the crisis at MGM and then it all happens at once. First of all, Spyglass signed a letter of intent to take over the running of the studio; then Sahara entered the picture, with a bid that was rumoured to have the backing of Barbara Broccoli and […]

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Icahn renews Lionsgate push [New York Post]

July 23rd, 2010 by

The proposed merger between Lions Gate and MGM aren’t going at all smoothly thanks to Carl Icahn’s hostile takeover bid of Lions Gate. According to an article in the New York Post: Merger talks between Lionsgate Entertainment and MGM are not going well, sources close to the situation said. Lionsgate, the producer of the “Mad […]

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Lions Gate Said to Approach MGM Studio Creditors on Purchase [BusinessWeek]

July 14th, 2010 by

According to an article in BusinessWeek, Lions Gate Entertainment has approached MGM’s creditors with the aim of acquiring the studio, although they will need the approval of Carl Icahn, the Lions Gate’s largest shareholder.The article notes: “Any agreement to buy Los Angeles-based MGM would have to be approved by Carl Icahn, Lions Gate’s largest shareholder. […]

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