by Christopher Freeburn | May 7, 2012 12:34 pm
Carl Icahn will become the majority owner of CVR Energy (NYSE:CVI) after most shareholders accepted his $30 a share offer.
CVR’s board of directors had advised against the sale, saying the offer under-valued the company’s assets, but opted against a poison pill defense.
The company, which operates refineries in Kansas and Oklahoma, posted a $25.2 million loss during the first quarter. During the same period in 2011, it reported a profit of $45.8 million. However, adjusted EPS beat analysts’ forecasts by 9 cents, Bloomberg noted.
The billionaire investor now control a 69% stake in CVR.
Icahn plans to sell the company within 60 days. Shareholders might see as much as $7 in additional payments per share, if he completes a sale.
CVR shares were up more than 1% in Monday mid-day trading, just above $30.
The company’s shares have rise more than 60% in 2012.
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