Bring Back the Hype

MacFadyen, Ken
April 2007
Investment Dealers' Digest;4/9/2007, Vol. 73 Issue 14, p2
Trade Publication
The article presents the author's views on the buyout of companies. KKR is buying First Data Corp. for $29 billion. According to the author, these mega buyouts diminish transaction processing. Recently, KKR started the mega-buyout program when it paid $33 billion to purchase HCA Inc. According to the author, these giant deals have affected a basketball game of the National Basketball Association. The author believes that private equity deals can never be translated into money.


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