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Using More Cash or Stock versus Bonds or Notes
A Batch of Plays that Became Big Deals
Mergers DO Help
Are the Megadeals Risks Manageable?
When the Urge to Merge Becomes the Zest to Divest
Sony Bites the Bullet
Should We Worry About the Foreign Incursion?
Wall Streets New Newer Newest Breeds
The Wisdom of Solomon
The Eagerness of Schwarzman
The Earnestness of Rattner
The Entrepreneurship of Jackson
The Big Players
Why the Collectors of Companies Began to Shed Them
A Gallery of Deconglomerates
The Results of Failing to Know Other Businesses
The Role of Conglomerates Recycling America
The Strategic Merger
HealthCare MAs Pace the Whole Trend
The Binge in Telecommunications
Buying Brands to Create a Bigger Market Basket
Retailing and WholesalingCall It Store Wars
Forming Big Complexes in Publishing and Media
Hostile Bids Roil the Banks and Insurance Firms
Its a Brand New Sky in Airlines and Aircraft
How Strategic is the Strategic Merger?
To Buy or Die Examining MA Philosophy
Going It Alone or Buying Others to Grow
Things Dont Change They Just Stay the Same
Building the Strategic Merger
Examining Several Merger Philosophies
The Typical American Merger
Guard Your Idea It Could be Contagious
When Is It a Merger and When Is It an Acquisition?
An American Saga with a Moral
Separating the Real Bidders from the Wannabees
Its a Circus Its an auction Itsa Merger
Each Deal Is a Unique Equation of Cause and Effect
Nine Guidelines for Handling a Merger
Seven Abuses the MAs Invite
Tracking Down the Real Players
Unfriendly Fire Hostile Deals and Competing Bidders
Four Company Wars
Some Earlier Hostilities
Will the Hostility Trend Continue?
The Global Clamor for Making Deals
US Buys Foreign Companies
Whos Helping the Foreigners to Buy the US?
Some Interesting ForeignUS Deals
The Foreign Takeover StyleRough and Tumble Like Ours
How Compatible Are Japanese and American Executives?
Murdoch Turner and Black
Redstone Kerkorian Kluge
Araskog Pickens Icahn and Perelman
Kravis and Forstmann
The Little Players
The Business of Brokering
The Biggest of the Little
Jim Throne of Pennsylvania
Herb Cohen of New York
John Keate of Ohio
Dick Read of Florida
Duncan Haile of Connecticut
Brian Knight of Vermont
How Not to Need a Broker
Getting Money From the Bank
A Renewed Interest in Financing
How Banks Rate MAs and Participate in Them
Banks Themselves Are Merging and Downsizing
The Job Cruncherand How You Can Ease the Crunch
Are Fewer Really Better?
Workers Are Making an Impact
What to Do If You Lose Your Job in a Merger
Getting A Job Is All a Matter of Attitude
Are the Jobless Numbers Right?
Busy Days for Minideals
One Busy Day in Minideah
Examining the Minideal Strategy
How to Go Public Without Going Public
More Reasons for Selling Out
The FutureMore and and Bigger
Bia and Ever Biaaer?
Steady or Unlimited?
Stretching Strength to the Maximum
Predicting the Future MA Trend
Rebutting Those Forecasts and Those Opinions
So How Big Can MAs Get?
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