The inside story of business takeovers and the circus that ensues in the merger field.
A lively and informative account of the most important and dynamic trend in business in the 60s and 70s: corporate mergers. Special attention is given to intrigues, deals, and methods that precede and accompany such mergers and to what happens to the executive personnel of the company that is absorbed. The book is peopled with salty and piquant characters who vie for interest with such real-life merger masters as Howard Hughes, Harold Geneen, and Norton Simon, among others.
Mr. Barmash brings style and wit to this well-researched view of the conglomerate phenomenon. He has written a book that informs and entertains in a highly readable manner.
This is a reprint of a previously published work. It is an account of corporate mergers--the most important and dynamic trend when this book was written. Special emphasis is placed on intrigues, deals, and methods that precede and accompany such mergers.
Isadore Barmash, a veteran business journalist and author, was associated with the New York Times for more than a quarter-century as business-financial writer and editor. He also contributed many articles for national media, Reuters America, and the Nikon Keizai Shimbun of Japan. He has published 13 books, including Macy's for Sale and Welcome to Our Conglomerate-You're Fired! He is listed in the 57th edition of Who's Who in America.
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