On Friday Herbalife introduced the outcomes of its tender provide. The company stated it was “oversubscribed” with 49.7 million shares tendered. It expects to simply accept 11.four million shares at a money buy worth of $52.50 per share or roughly $600 million. Herbalife will fund the inventory repurchase from its time period loans, credit score amenities or money readily available.
Icahn is promoting 10.5 million Herbalife shares valued at roughly $550 million in the company’s tender provide, in accordance with a supply accustomed to the matter. Without Icahn’s participation the providing would have been under-subscribed.
Dow Jones was first to report the measurement of Icahn’s tender provide sale.
As the largest Herbalife shareholder, Icahn repeatedly battled Pershing Square’s Bill Ackman over his bearish stance on the dietary complement maker.
In March Icahn took a victory lap on his profitable Herbalife investment, telling CNBC he had “a billion” greenback revenue in the inventory.
The investor appeared to reference Ackman’s exit from his dropping bearish wager as a cause why he is decreasing his stake.
“We believe Herbalife’s business is stable, the short-sellers have largely exited, and the Company is well-positioned for the future,” Icahn stated in the Friday submitting.
Herbalife didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.