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Leveraged Buyouts

Dell Shares Go Bananas On Buyout Talk

Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.16.2013 | Business
Mark Gongloff

Dell shares are going bananas right now on rumors of a magical unicorn rescue, also known as a private equity buyout.

"Bain Capitalism": Mitt's Frankenstein Is a Politically-Created Monster

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Bain Capital -- and Bain Capitalism -- isn't Mitt's creation. It was sewed together from the corpses of dead ideals and shocked into life in Washington's political laboratories.

Wall Street Pay 'Vaults to Record Altitude'

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan Tasini

Sometimes, I wonder whether we all live in a grand farce. But, actually, it's a real-life story about a robbery of the people that continues every d...

Something to Sleep On

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Russ Baker

It's worthwhile to have a further look at some of the players cited briefly in the Times article about the Simmons mattress company, so here is a bit more on the private equity kingpin Thomas H. Lee.

Why I Won't Shed Tears For Wall Street

Robert Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Reed

How many companies have been damaged in the name of maximizing shareholder value? How many unnecessary mergers, spin-offs and other dumb deals were spawned just to give the stock a jolt? How many jobs and benefits were cut because Wall Street said that was an easy path to operating "efficiencies" and greater short-term returns?