- Paperback: 563 pages
- Publisher: Collins Business; 20th Anniversary Edition edition (2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1615230815
- ISBN-13: 978-1615230815
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.6 x 1.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,485,437 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco Paperback – 2008
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Actually did not finish it, when 1/2 way through and then had do do something important like go to work and make a living. These people did not make a living, they played the rest of us to make their MILLIONS.
The authors explain when CEO F. Ross Johnson proposed an LBO to the Board, "Everyone in the room knew about leveraged buyouts... In an LBO, a small group of senior executives, usually working with a Wall Street partner, proposed to buy its company from public shareholders, using massive amounts of borrowed money. Critics of this procedure called it stealing the company from its owners and fretted that the mountain of corporate debt was hindering America's ability to compete abroad. Everyone knew LBOs meant deep cuts in research and every other imaginable budget, all sacrificed to pay off debt. Proponents insisted that companies forced to meet steep debt payments grew lean and mean.Read more ›