"A fascinating and thorough history of mergers." -- USA Today
"A great read and a terrific history of mergers and acquisitions." -- Lou Dobbs, CNN Moneyline
"A master work from a master of his craft. A rarity: a book that is both readable and informative." -- Joseph Flom, senior partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
"A mesmerizing play-by-play of the merger game." -- John Snow, chairman, president, and CEO, CSX Corporation
"A must-read book." -- Martin Lipton, senior partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
"A ring-side seat to the workings of the corporate business deal." -- Peter I. Bijur, chairman of the board and CEO, Texaco, Inc.
"A stimulating perspective on the current m & a boom." -- Financial Times
"BIG DEAL is a big deal." -- Sanford I. Weill, chairman and CEO, Travellers Group
"Lucid and engaging. Wasserstein combines breadth of vision with practical insight and a sure sense of relevance. A rare and valuable book." -- Robert Clark, dean, Harvard Law School
"The legendary chairman and CEO of Wasserstein Perella, veteran of over 1,000 deals, describes the evolution of modern deal-making." -- Barron's
About the Author
BRUCE WASSERSTEIN is the chairman and CEO of Wasserstein Perella & Co. A graduate of the University of Michigan, he entered Harvard Law School at nineteen and graduated from both the Law School and Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar with high distinctions, and then from Cambridge University, where he was a Knox Fellow. He worked as a lawyer at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and was co-head of investment banking at First Boston before starting his own firm in 1988. He lives in New York City with his wife, Claude, an Emmy Award-winning journalist and film producer, and his three children. His sister Wendy is the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.