May 13 The special committee of Dell Inc's
board of directors on Monday asked Carl Icahn for more
details on the activist investor's proposed offer for the
Last week Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management Inc
challenged Michael Dell's $24.4 billion bid to take Dell private
with an offer of $21 billion in cash.
But in a letter to Icahn, the committee said it was not
clear if he intended to make "an actual acquisition proposal
that the Board could evaluate" or if he intended his offer as an
alternative in the event the pending sale to Silver Lake and
Michael Dell is not approved.