Blackstone Group LP Drops $24.4 Billion Buyout Bid, which leaves Dell with 2 potential bidders. CEO Michael Dell and billionaire hedge fund titan Carl Icahn. Dell has offered $24.4 billion, or $13.65 per share, and would take the company private. Hedge fund hot shot Carl Icahn has made a preliminary proposal to buy a majority of Dell stock while keeping it publicly traded. Icahn plans to pay up to $15 per share for 58 percent of Dell’s stock.