Gods at War Shotgun Takeovers, Government by Deal, and the Private Equity Implosion

ISBN-10: 0470919027

ISBN-13: 9780470919026

Edition: 2009

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An engaging exploration of modern-day deals and deal-makingGods at War details the recent deals and events that have forever changed the world of billion-dollar deal-making. This book is a whirlwind tour of the players determining the destiny of corporate America, including the government, private equity, strategic buyers, hedge funds, and sovereign wealth funds. It not only examines many of the game-changing takeover events that have occurred in the past years, but also puts them into context and exposes what is really going on behind the scenes on Wall Street. Gods at War completely covers the strategic issues that guide the modern-day deal, and since they unfold under the shadow of the law, it also focuses on the legal aspects of deal-making and takeovers. Each chapter unfolds through the lens of a recent transaction, from the battle between Yahoo! and Microsoft to the United Rental/Cerberus dispute Provides in-depth explanations and analysis of the events and actors that have shaped this fast-moving field Examines the federal government's regulation by deal approach to saving the financial system and explains the government's biggest "deals", including its bail-outs of AIG, Bank of America, Bear Stearns, and CitigroupFilled with in-depth insights that will enhance your understanding of this field, Gods at War offers an engaging look at deals and deal-makers in the context of recent historical events. It's a book for those who want to understand deals, takeovers, and the people and institutions who shape our world.
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 12/28/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Preface
Prologue
The Modern Deal
The Import of Personality
The Evolution of the Takeover
The Takeover Revolution
KKR, SunGard, and the Private Equity Phenomenon
KKR and the Origins of Private Equity
SunGard and the Transformation of Private Equity
Private Equity in the Sixth Wave
Accredited Home Lenders and the Attack of the MAC
The Fall of Accredited Home Lenders
Material Adverse Change Clauses
The MAC Wars of Fall 2007
The MAC Clause in Flux
The Future of the MAC
United Rentals, Cerberus, and the Private Equity Implosion
The Cerberus-United Rentals Dispute
The Implosion of Private Equity
Fault and the Failure of Private Equity
The Future of Private Equity
Dubai Ports, Merrill Lynch, and the Sovereign Wealth Fund Problem
The Financial Wave of Sovereign Fund Investment
The Sovereign Wealth Fund Problem
CFIUS and Foreign Investment
Bear Stearns and the Moral Hazard Principle
Saving Bear Stearns
JPMorgan's Dilemma
The Fight for Bear Stearns
Lessons from Bear's Fall
Jana Partners, Children's Investment Fund, and Hedge Fund Activist Investing
A Brief Overview of the "Agency Problem"
The Rise of Hedge Fund Activism
The 2008 Proxy Season
The Future of Hedge Fund Activism
Microsoft, InBev, and the Return of the Hostile Takeover
Microsoft-Yahoo!
InBev-Anheuser-Busch
The Elements of a Successful Hostile Takeover
Delaware and Hostile Takeovers
The Future of Hostile Takeovers
Mars, Pfizer, and the Changing Face of Strategic Deals
The Changing Structure of Strategic Transactions
The Phenomenon of the Distressed Deal
Do Takeovers Pay?
Delaware Law and Strategic Transactions
The Future of Strategic Transactions
AIG, Citigroup, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Lehman, and Government by Deal
The Nationalization of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
The Week the Investment Bank Died
TARP, Citigroup, Bank of America, and Beyond?
Assessing Government by Deal
Restructuring Takeovers
Federal Takeover Law
Delaware Takeover Law
Deal-Making
Deal-Making Beyond a Crisis Age
Notes
About the Author
Acknowledgments
Index
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