Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell Friday:
Dell - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is teaming up with Southeastern Asset Management to bid for the tech giant, proposing an alternative to the $24.4 billion buyout proposed by founder Michael Dell and private-equity firm Silver Lake Partners. Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management will launch a proxy fight and are offering $12 per share in cash and $5.2 billion in new debt, which would be guaranteed, CNBC learned.
ArcelorMittal - The steelmaker posted a narrower-than-expected decline in earnings and maintained its profit forecast for the year, thanks to deep cost-cutting in Europe.
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