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The Tragic Story of Family Dollar's Demise, Revealed

Carl Icahn doesnat appear on the doorsteps of publicly traded companies for no good reason. For Icahn to get involved, a companyas management team and board must really be failing.

An activist investor such as Carl Icahn doesn't magically appear on the doorsteps of publicly traded companies for no good reason. For an Icahn, a Nelson Peltz, or a Bill Ackman to get involved, a company's management team and board must really be failing shareholders via misguided operating tactics. In turn, those failures show up in the stock price, masking a business that may be worth more on a public market if new ideas are implemented from the outside. Family Dollar is in a state of operational disarray says CEO of Belus Capital Advisors Brian Sozzi, created by a poorly situated board and a founder's son as CEO that has orchestrated the company's existing mess. Sozzi dives into the brain of Carl Icahn, and shows that yes, a long battle is about to ensue.

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