Kerkorian gets his Ford shares, and could get much, much more

If he wanted it, billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian could grab a huge stake in Ford Motor Co. Kerkorian’s Tracinda Corp. investment firm said on Tuesday that 826 million of Ford’s 2.2 billion shares were tendered in response to the company’s offer to buy another 20 million shares, which raises Kerkorian’s stake from 4.7% to 5.6%. Kerkorian hasn’t offered to buy more than the 20 million he asked for, but if he wanted he could have grabbed a 37% stake.

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