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Billionaire gains full control of Federal-Mogul with $300 million deal

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has taken full ownership of Federal-Mogul for approximately $300 million. Icahn Enterprises LP, through his indirect wholly-owned subsidiary IEH FM Holdings LLC already owned 82 per cent of the Federal-Mogul shares.

Federal-Mogul had previously cancelled its plan announced in January 2015 to split the company into two separate public entities – the aftermarket parts and powertrain divisions. The reason given for this was prevailing market conditions.

Federal-Mogul continues to operate two independent business divisions – Powertrain and Motorparts. The Powertrain division designs and manufactures original equipment powertrain
components and systems protection products for automotive, heavy-duty, industrial and transport applications.

Federal-Mogul Motorparts sells and distributes a broad portfolio of products through more than 20 of the world’s most recognized brands in the global vehicle aftermarket, while also serving original equipment vehicle manufacturers with products including braking, wipers and a range of chassis components.

Mitchigan USA global headquartered Federal-Mogul ranks No. 47 on the latest Automotive News list of the top 100 global suppliers. Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899. The Company has more than 53,000 employees globally.

Icahn already owns over 800 Pep Boys and 277 Auto Plus retail stores, making him the owner of the fifth largest retail auto parts chain in the United States.