On April 17th, activist investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason, seeking to stop Fujifilm’s acquisition of Xerox for $6.1 billion and the creation of a new combined Xerox-Fuji Xerox, released a detailed presentation, Rescuing and Revitalizing an American Icon, that presents alternatives to the proposed deal.
Category: Mergers & Acquisitions
The battle between Xerox and activist investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason has become even more acrimonious, with new amendments to a Deason lawsuit alleging that Xerox CEO Jeff Jacobson pursued a deal with Fujifilm even after Xerox’s board advised him to stop negotiations.
Refuting Icahn, Deason, New Xerox Shareholder Letter Lays Out Benefits of Proposed Merger with Fuji Xerox
Specifically, the revenue and cost synergies identified through this combination include developing a more complete and competitive product portfolio, with enhanced offerings in areas where Xerox is currently underpenetrated such as high-speed inkjet and low-end A3;
Fuji Xerox is Xerox and Fujifilm’s five-decade-old joint copier/MFP venture that focuses on the Asia-Pacific region, which Icahn and Deason argue has a previously undisclosed “crown jewel” lock-up right that gives Fujifilm control over Xerox’s intellectual property and manufacturing rights in the Asia-Pacific market if Xerox sells a 30-percent stake to another suitor, according to Deason’s lawsuit.
This week, the Xerox-Fuji Xerox merger saga continued with a back-and-forth campaign designed to sway Xerox shareholders to either vote...
The two investors published a fifth letter to Xerox shareholders, again seeking to urge them to reject the proposed Fuji Xerox deal.
Icahn and Deason determined to prevent sale of Xerox.
Fujifilm’s take on the proposed merger.