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Ive read alot of books this year, this one is tops.
A PE [private equity] company wants to buy a well performing company with an LBO [Leveraged Buyout Offer] in order to loot the company for as much cash as possible.
Well researched and written with great detail and clarity, this book serves both as a highly educational primer and a warning of what may lie ahead for all of us.
I regard this as an extraordinarily important book that should be widely read and widely discussed. It would have been particularly important for this to have occurred prior to... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Biged
We are only just beginning to learn the fall-out that occurs when private equity firms take over businesses. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Cynsha
Private Equity (PE) firms have been in the news a great deal of late, especially with the candidacy of Mitt Romney for president. Read morePublished 12 months ago by George Fulmore
By his own admission, Josh Koshman knew little about Private Equity when he began this book. He doesn`t seem to have learned much. Read morePublished 16 months ago by MG in NY
This book is awesome.
Read Kosman's Rolling Stone column detailing why Bain is the worst of capitalism to get a sense of what you are in for. Read more
If you want to have a superb understanding of how Mitt Romney got so rich, this book paints a picture of the entire private equity industry and clearly shows the difference between... Read morePublished 18 months ago by T. Cannon
Josh Kosman's The Buyout of America: How Private Equity Will Cause the Next Great Credit Crisis is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand just what private equity firms... Read morePublished on September 29, 2011 by Whitt Patrick Pond
A very detailed and troubling account of how private equity funds can ruin good companies in pursuit of short term profits. It is fairly balanced. Read morePublished on February 22, 2011 by John Langlow
He who has money gets more -- he who has a job with a target company is quite likely out of luck.
It's disturbing to read how financial "capitalists" continue to find... Read more