Carl Icahn has made another offer to MGM lenders in hopes of thwarting the prepackaged bankruptcy plan and Spyglass deal. He’s now offered to buy $1.6 billion in debt at a premium price of 53 cents on the dollar; last week, he offered to buy $963 million in debt. The offer expires Friday — the voting deadline for the bankruptcy/Spyglass plan that would put Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum in charge. On Monday, Lionsgate sent a letter to MGM proposing that a Lionsgate-MGM merger, which Icahn now supports, could save about $100 million annually and increase revenues. If Icahn indeed manages to buy up the $1.6 billion, the total amount he would own would give him a majority of the debt. The Spyglass plan would give lenders 95% ownership of the company; a Lionsgate merger would give creditors a 55% equity stake.
By THE DEADLINE TEAM | Tuesday October 26, 2010 @ 1:45pm PDTTags: Carl Icahn, Carl Icahn Lionsgate MGM Merger, Carl Icahn Shares, Carl Icahn Tender Offer, Gary Barber, Lionsgate Carl Icahn, Lionsgate Finance, Lionsgate MGM, Lionsgate MGM Merger, MGM Bankruptcy, MGM Spyglass, Movies, Roger Birnbaum
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