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[video] Quick Take: Icahn Gives Up in the Dell Fight

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Hedge fund manager Carl Icahn has officially thrown in the towel on his takeover battle for Dell (DELL - Get Report). TheStreet's Brittany Umar gets the breakdown from TheDeal's Jonathan Marino.

Founder Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners have essentially won the takeover bid to privatize the company. The deal is set to be approved at $13.75 a share, along with a 13-cent-per-share special dividend.

Marino said the Delaware court ruling to allow the takeover vote to occur on a day separate from the annual shareholder meeting spun the vote favor of Michael Dell's bid.

Nevertheless, while Icahn opposes the takeover, Marino said he still walks away a winner, pocketing more than $150 million in the year-long battle.

Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners are also winners, after finally winning control of the company -- albeit at a steeper price than they originally wanted to pay.

The loser? Southeastern Asset Management, a large shareholder from the 1990's, which sold its stake to Icahn at a discount to the current $13.75 offer.

-- Written by Bret Kenwell in Petoskey, Mich.

Bret Kenwell currently writes, blogs and also contributes to Robert Weinstein's Weekly Options Newsletter. Focuses on short-to-intermediate-term trading opportunities that can be exposed via options. He prefers to use debit trades on momentum setups and credit trades on support/resistance setups. He also focuses on building long-term wealth by searching for consistent, quality dividend paying companies and long-term growth companies. He considers himself the surfer, not the wave, in relation to the market and himself. He has no allegiance to either the bull side or the bear side.

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