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Ringside view of private-equity fuelled M&A deals

In the days leading up to the financial crisis of 2007-08, the mergers and acquisition wave, fuelled by private equity funds, was at its peak. But what boosted the frenzied deal-making during this period was not just cheap credit and liquidity that PE funds tapped, but greed and hubris. The deals had become increasingly complex affairs,...

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How the Mighty Fell

The authors tear into the cases of a few who dared to dream, but overextended themselves

Tony Goodwin and Jamie Oliver get under the skins of entrepreneurs who would still be on the front pages of world media. But these otherwise highly intelligent men went a step too far. In the case of an excellent businessman, Adolf Merckle, who was once Germany’s fifth richest individual, that deliberate...

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Inflection Point

A provocative hypothesis on the forces shaping the global economy

Few would disagree that the global monetary and economic system has gone through an extreme situation, one that will redefine the business of finance and investments. Not many would be convinced, however, that the era of ‘financialisation’ is over, or that it is time to embrace a new monetary standard. Arun Motianey makes a...

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