Tom Murphy, Merger Maestro

How did Capital Cities create value? Shreedhar Kanetkar presents the fascinating story

In 1986, Thomas S Murphy, chairman of Capital Cities Communications, bought American Broadcasting Corporation for $3.5 billion. He sold Capital Cities/ABC to the Walt Disney Company for $19 billion 10 years later. As Fortune’s Carol Loomis observed later, in a certain sense, Tom Murphy’s actions marked...

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LT Overseas is among the earliest companies to have recognised the market for branded rice, particularly the basmati variety and established its Daawat brand firmly in the domestic market. LT is the third largest basmati rice producer after KRBL (India Gate and...

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