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Great, great. So here's one for you: Henry Kravis, Carl Icahn and Bruce Wasserstein walk into a bar. Icahn says, "so I'm a little bored and was thinking of busting up a huge media conglomerate." Wasserstein says, "Get the fuck out! So was I!" Then Kravis says...
You know, I forgot the rest of the joke. But it's funny because it's true.
Anyway. Welcome to DealBreaker.
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We don't really do that. But here's what you will find: posts about the precise size of the guitar collection on Paul Allen'syacht spaceship, posts about the disparity between what Aswath Damodaran thinks is the dark side of valuation and what we think is the dark side of valuation (hint: high-quality cocaine), banker body counts (thank you, John Mack), interviews with people about how much money they make and whether they sometimes buy things just so they can throw them away, sightings of Eliot Spitzer, pitchbook origami, fun with league tables, and so on. And occasionally we'll break news or do something that's otherwise useful. Which will be entirely an accident. We apologize in advance.
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