(Reuters) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has acquired a stake in cloud computing platform VMware Inc <VMW.N>, CNBC reported on Tuesday.
Icahn's stake is said to be below the 5 percent limit that warrants public disclosure, CNBC said, mentioning that a particular agenda for anything specific from VMware or Dell is unclear.
Computer maker Dell, which owns 80 percent of VMWare, said in February it was exploring a public offering or a combination with VMware.
In 2013, Icahn had unsuccessfully attempted to block Michael Dell's $25 billion offer to take Dell Inc private.
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VMware declined to comment on the report. Carl Icahn or his representatives were not immediately available to comment outside of regular U.S. business hours.
(Reporting by Shalini Nagarajan in Bengaluru; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier)