Icahn is a diversified investor with extensive holdings in biotech, casinos, information technology and real estate. About half his fortune is invested in publicly traded companies, including natural gas outfit El Paso and auto parts maker Federal Mogul. His closely held assets include a telecommunications company (XO Holdings) and rail cars (ACF).
Dell Inc., the computer maker whose founder, Michael Dell, prevailed last year in a contested management-led buyout, is offering faster systems for SAP AG’s Hana database product to attract business clients.
Herbalife Ltd., the company that hedge fund manager Bill Ackman has accused of being a pyramid scheme, is being probed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to a person familiar with the matter.