Buyout Mania

Reifman, Shlomo
November 2006
Forbes Asia;11/27/2006, Vol. 2 Issue 20, p52
The article provides information on the popularity of going-private transactions among the largest private companies in the U.S. It could be the Sarbanes-Oxley law on public companies or the availability of cheap credit in the junk bond market or the tax shield that comes from replacing equity with debt. Although it has fallen to second place in revenues, food commodities giant Cargill is still the country's largest private employer with 141,400 workers.


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