Shared Investors Make HP-Xerox Deal ‘More Likely,’ Experts Say

As Carl Icahn calls on HP shareholders to rally around the proposed merger with Xerox, it appears many top investors share ownership in both companies.

Five of the top 10 investors—The Vanguard Group, State Street, BlackRock, Icahn Associates and Geode Capital—combined own 23 percent of HP with $6.08 billion invested. That same group owns 31.86 percent of Xerox, with $2.39 billion invested.

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