Corporate Raiders

Some articles on corporate, corporate raiders, corporate raider, raiders:

Leveraged Buyout - History - 1980s
... constituencies within acquired companies and the media ascribed the "corporate raid" label to many private equity investments, particularly those that featured a hostile takeover ... Among the most notable investors to be labeled corporate raiders in the 1980s included Carl Icahn, Victor Posner, Nelson Peltz, Robert M ... Icahn developed a reputation as a ruthless corporate raider after his hostile takeover of TWA in 1985 ...
History - Decline of The Corporate Raiders
... In the late 1980s several famous corporate raiders suffered from bad investments financed by large amounts of leverage, ultimately losing money for their ... traded corporations reacted negatively to the threat of potential hostile takeover or corporate raid and pursued drastic defensive measures including poison pills, golden parachutes and increasing debt ... By the end of the 1990s, the corporate raider moniker was used less frequently as private equity firms pursued different tactics than their predecessors ...
History and Development - Private Equity in The 1980s
... acquired companies and the media ascribed the "corporate raid" label to many private equity investments, particularly those that featured a hostile takeover of the company ... Among the most notable investors to be labeled corporate raiders in the 1980s included Carl Icahn, Victor Posner, Nelson Peltz, Robert M ... developed a reputation as a ruthless corporate raider after his hostile takeover of TWA in 1985 ...
Private Equity In The 1980s - Corporate Raiders, Hostile Takeovers and Greenmail
... Although the "corporate raider" moniker is rarely applied to contemporary private equity investors, there is no formal distinction between a "corporate raid" and other private equity investments ... However, a corporate raid would typically feature a leveraged buyout that would involve a hostile takeover of the company, perceived asset stripping, major layoffs or other significant corporate restructuring activities ... the threat of potential hostile takeover or corporate raid and pursued drastic defensive measures including poison pills, golden parachutes and increasing debt levels on the company's balance sheet ...
History Of Private Equity And Venture Capital - The First Private Equity Boom (1982–1993) - Corporate Raiders, Hostile Takeovers and Greenmail
... had different aims and methods, they were often lumped in with the "corporate raiders" who came on the scene in the 1980s ... The raiders were best known for hostile bids—takeover attempts that were opposed by management ... they allied with managements that were already under pressure from raiders ...

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