* Goldman says CVR agreed to pay fee tied to Icahn offer
* Icahn told CVR not to pay fee, Goldman says
* Icahn not immediately available for comment
June 21 Goldman Sachs Group Inc on
Thursday sued CVR Energy Inc, an oil refiner controlled
by Carl Icahn, contending that the billionaire investor will not
let the company pay $18.5 million of fees and expenses it owes.
In a complaint filed with a New York state court in
Manhattan, Goldman said CVR in March hired it to provide
financial advice on Icahn's tender offer for its stock, and
agreed to pay a fee based on the size of any transaction.
CVR requested an invoice, which Goldman sent on May 3, but
four days later advised the bank that "Icahn had instructed CVR
not to pay the invoice," according to the complaint.
Goldman said the amount due remains unpaid, and sued to
Icahn did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Goldman spokeswoman Tiffany Galvin declined immediate comment.
Last month, Icahn won control of CVR with an 80 percent
stake after a majority of shareholders accepted his $30 per
share tender offer, which valued the Sugar Land, Texas-based
company at about $2.6 billion.
Icahn is now trying to sell CVR, and hired Jefferies & Co to
advise on a possible sale. He has named ConocoPhillips,
HollyFrontier Corp, Marathon Petroleum Corp,
Tesoro Corp, Valero Energy Corp and Western
Refining Inc as possible buyers.
Forbes magazine in March estimated that Icahn is worth $14
The case is Goldman Sachs & Co v. CVR Energy Inc, New York
State Supreme Court, New York County, No. 652149/2012.