Activist investor Icahn takes stake in Dollar Tree – NY Post

REUTERS: Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn is accumulating a significant stake in discount chain Dollar Tree Inc , the New York Post reported on Tuesday.

Icahn’s plans for the stake were not immediately clear, the report https://nypost.com/2018/10/16/carl-icahn-has-taken-a-stake-in-dollar-tree added.

FILE PHOTO: Carl Icahn gives an interview on FOX Business Network’s Neil Cavuto show in New Yo

Icahn’s previous foray into the discount retailing industry resulted in the sale of Family Dollar to Dollar Tree in 2014. He was then Family Dollar’s largest shareholder.

Neither Icahn nor Dollar Tree responded to Reuters’ requests for comment.

Dollar Tree shares rose 5.4 percent to US$85.30 on Tuesday morning following the news.

(This version of the story corrects paragraph three to say Family Dollar was acquired by Dollar Tree, not Dollar General)

(Reporting by Aishwarya Venugopal in Bengaluru; Editing by Sai Sachin Ravikumar)

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