Activist investor Carl Icahn made $430 million when he recently cashed out of his three-year investment in Hain Celestial Group, Irwin Simon, CEO of the natural and organic foods company, told CNBC on Monday.
"[Carl] just got out in the last two weeks," Simon reflected in a "Squawk Box" interview. "I'll never forget the day I got the call, 'Hi this is Carl Icahn, I just filed a 13D.' He bought the stock in the low-$20s." The billionaire investor bought "seven million shares, spent over $100 million," Simon said.
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