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Leveraged buyouts are experiencing a resurgence as cash-rich P-E firms hunt for investments....

Leveraged buyouts are experiencing a resurgence as cash-rich P-E firms hunt for investments. Barron's picked its top dozen LBO candidates, looking at firms with modest debt that trade for reasonable multiples of earnings and pretax cash flow. The targeted twelve: EBAY, DELL, YHOO, GPS, FIS, SWY, CSC, WDC, WHR, STX, GME, ARO.
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  • dfbell
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    and in the process more and more jobs are destroyed.
    we are doomed.
    17 Oct 2010, 08:34 AM Reply Like
  • The_Hammer
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    Private equity firms are run by incompetent greedy people. These guys blew up and overpaid on a number of investments. why anyone gives them money is a real surprise.
    17 Oct 2010, 09:34 AM Reply Like
  • Teutonic Knight
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    Well said. This I have to agree with you. The PEI Folks are a bunch of Barbarian at the Gates. Good for existing shareholders though, a windfall.
    17 Oct 2010, 11:12 AM Reply Like
  • ebworthen
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    Jackals and Hyenas hunt in the dark of night to feast on the pups and kittens of lions, cheetahs, and of course - the occasional baby of their own kind.
    17 Oct 2010, 10:40 AM Reply Like
  • Econdoc
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    Thiis is what keeps me coming back to SA again and again and again...This is gold. Pure gold.

     

    Four comments from four PE experts...
    Barbarians?
    Hyenas and jackals?
    Incompetents?
    Job destruction?

     

    How many of you jokers know anyone in PE...anyone?
    Have worked for a PE owned/funded business....any?
    Taken a business private or public or worked in one that has...any?

     

    E
    17 Oct 2010, 02:38 PM Reply Like
  • dfbell
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    what is gold?
    17 Oct 2010, 04:51 PM Reply Like
  • The_Hammer
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    Do you want me to drum up all the failed --pricey acquisitions these PE clowns made over the last five years with other people's money of course?
    Yeah more rollups by these loser PE firms. They are experts at rollups and firing people. In many cases they are big failures. Look at the rollup specialist that used to be Cendant! A joke of an organization run by self serving PE leaders with no business mgt experience.
    18 Oct 2010, 08:21 AM Reply Like
  • Econdoc
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    "and in the process more and more jobs are destroyed.
    we are doomed."

     

    What now?

     

    Don't be coy.

     

    It is your wisdom. Your comments. Pure gold.

     

    I salute you.

     

    E
    17 Oct 2010, 11:00 PM Reply Like
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