Carl Icahn Starts Xerox Position, Files 13D ~ market folly

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Carl Icahn Starts Xerox Position, Files 13D

Per a 13D filed with the SEC, activist investor Carl Icahn has disclosed a new stake in Xerox (XRX).  Per the filing, Icahn now owns 7.13% of the company with over 72.21 million shares.

The filing contains the standard activist boilerplate that he intends to have discussions with management.

Icahn purchased shares throughout October and November via a forward contract with expiry of July 20th, 2017 at prices between $9.63 and $10.66. 

Those prices contain a footnote that explains: "Represents a forward price of $8.00 per Share, plus the amount per Share the Reporting Person paid the counterparty to the forward contract or minus the amount per Share the Reporting Person received from the counterparty to the forward contract, as applicable, in each case upon entering into such forward contract.  The forward price is subject to adjustment to account for any dividends or other distributions declared by the Issuer. In addition, the Reporting Person will pay a financing charge to the counterparty to such forward contract."

For more on this investor, head to Carl Icahn's recent interview.

Per Google Finance, Xerox is "engaged in offering business process and document management solutions. The Company operates through the following segments: Services, Document Technology and Other. The Company's customers include small and midsize businesses (SMBs), graphic communications companies, Governmental entities, educational institutions and Fortune 1000 corporate accounts. The Company's Services segment provides two types of service offerings: Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Document Outsourcing (DO)."

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