Carl Icahn Snaps Up 6% of His Next E&P Victim: Talisman Energy

Now that Carl Icahn has a toady in place to prep Chesapeake Energy for sale or greater things (we’re not sure which, see today’s story about the mass(acre) firings at Chesapeake), Icahn is already growing restless again. Apparently the wealth of the entire world would not be enough for Lord Icahn, so he’s out on the prowl–and what has he found? That’s right, another drilling company with operations in the Marcellus Shale: Canadian-based Talisman Energy (with 208,000 net acres leased, a number of wells drilled in the Marcellus).

Unfortunately for Talisman, Icahn now has his claws in the company, buying up nearly 6% of the company–more than enough to throw his weight around. Like a cat playing with a mouse, Icahn used Twitter to send a signal (threat?) to the company: “May have conversations with mgmt re strategic alternatives, board seats, etc.” If we were CEO Hal Kvisle, we would be very worried…

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