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Author Baker, George P. (George Pierce)

Title The new financial capitalists : Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and the creation of corporate value / George P. Baker, George David Smith.

Publication Info. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 257 pages) : illustrations
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-242) and index.
Contents 1. Rebirth of Financial Capitalism -- 2. Recasting the Role of Debt: Creative Leverage and Buyout Financing -- 3. Redefining Value in Owner-Managed Corporations -- 4. When Risk Becomes Real: Managing Buyouts in Distress -- 5. KKR as an Institutional Form: Structure, Function, and Character -- 6. Into the Mainstream: KKR in the 1990s.
Summary KKR's founders had little inkling of what they would accomplish when they set up shop in 1976 to practice their unusual method of acquiring small companies. Throughout the 1980s, KKR drove the scale and scope of the leveraged buyout (LBO) to unprecedented heights by acquiring companies largely with debt, making managers owners, and monitoring performance closely. Their goal was to improve the long-term value of the assets in order to earn extraordinary returns.
Bringing deep historical perspective and sharp economic analysis to bear on the LBO phenomenon, George P. Baker and George David Smith shed new light on this important chapter in modern economic history. In their focus on KKR as both financial innovator and as a creator of a new form of enterprise, they bridge what has been a wide gap between public perception and academic knowledge of how financial engineering has helped to restore the nation's economic vitality.
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Subject Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Consolidation and merger of corporations -- United States -- Finance.
Consolidation and merger of corporations.
United States.
Leveraged buyouts -- United States.
Leveraged buyouts.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Smith, George David.
Other Form: Print version: Baker, George P. (George Pierce). New financial capitalists. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998 0521642604 (DLC) 98028007 (OCoLC)39360753
ISBN 0511001207 (electronic book)
9780511001208 (electronic book)
9780511581687 (electronic book)
0511581688 (electronic book)
0521642604 (hardback)