Dethroning the King: The Hostile Takeover of Anheuser-Busch, an American Icon

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 7, 2010 - Business & Economics - 352 pages
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Praise for DETHRONING THE KING

"Julie MacIntosh has given us not just an anatomy of a deal, but an anatomy of a company, a community, and a family. From cover to cover, it is a compelling story bound to be acclaimed as the business book of the year."
MARTIN LIPTON, Founding Partner of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

"This book is not just a terrific read about the decline of a storied American company. It is also an acute analysis that conveys important lessons about the ills of American business in general."
BRUCE GREENWALD, Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management, Columbia Business School

"Dethroning the King is hard to put down—it's a must read. Julie MacIntosh vividly captures the many twists and turns of this company's long history and the fascinating people who shaped its development."
NELSON PELTZ, CEO and Founding Partner, Trian Fund Management, L.P.

"In this powerful story, Julie MacIntosh does a great job of giving life to an epoch corporate event and the story of a legendary family. The parallels with today's ongoing corporate conflicts are many. The tale is fascinating and remains relevant."
ROBERT F. GREENHILL, Founder and Chairman, Greenhill & Co., Inc.

 

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Contents

Prologue
1
The Game Is Afoot
5
Crazy and Lazy at Loggerheads
23
The Colossus
37
Selling the American Dream
57
The Fourth Abides
77
The Hunters Frozen Trigger Finger
111
A Babe in the Woods
127
The Montagues and the Busches
241
A Seller from Hello
257
Put Up or Shut Up
275
A Long Way from St Louis
295
A Toast on Both Sides
311
Cash Out or Hunker Down
323
Epilogue
341
Notes
351

The Old Gobi Desert Trick
143
Mr Brito Goes to Washington
161
Angry Bedfellows
181
The Board August August and Augusta
203
Acknowledgments
365
About the Author
367
Index
369
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JULIE MACINTOSH, an award-winning financial journalist, led the Financial Times's coverage of the takeover of Anheuser-Busch as its U.S. Mergers and Acquisitions Correspondent. She also covered the near-collapse of the global banking system while on the mergers beat and, before that, wrote for the newspaper's influential "Lex" column. Prior to joining the Financial Times, she spent six years as a reporter and correspondent for Reuters, and in 2003, was named one of NewsBios's "Top 30 Business Journalists Under 30." MacIntosh studied as a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in business journalism at Columbia University and earned a master's in journalism from Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism and a master's of business administration from Columbia's Graduate School of Business. She received her undergraduate degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She regularly appears on CNBC and MSNBC.

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