Management Buyouts

  • Management Buyouts

    Deal Scuttling: A New Problem For Management Buyouts?

    Management buyouts have been a favorite target of corporate governance types for years but the critics may have a new line of attack—criticizing managers for scuttling deals. The traditional criticism of management buyouts—where a company’s senior executives cooperate with financiers to buy a company from public shareholders and take it private—has been that management could […]

    / May 12, 2008 at 2:32 PM
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    Ben Stein Still Calls Bullshit On Management Buyouts

    Well Ben Stein certainly is tenacious. When he called for a ban on management buyouts in The New York Times in September, he caught a lot of flack. The Going Private blog spilled a lot of pixels tearing apart Stein’s argument. And Larry Ribstein basically called Stein an idiot in a clown suit. Even DealBreaker […]

    / Nov 14, 2006 at 4:57 PM
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    Win Ben Stein’s Money

    Ben Stein’s proposal to outlaw management buyouts is not getting a very nice reception from some of our favorite finance and economics blogs. Going Private penned several hundred words tearing down Stein’s argument. Larry Ribstein advised Stein to “take off your clown suit for a minute and listen to some questions.” We’re hardly going to […]

    / Sep 6, 2006 at 11:16 AM

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