Comments on: Bye bye bid-’em-up Bruce http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2009/10/15/bye-bye-bid-em-up-bruce/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Karim Anton Souaid http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2009/10/15/bye-bye-bid-em-up-bruce/comment-page-1/#comment-429 Thu, 15 Oct 2009 19:35:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=799#comment-429 Being a young lawyer in NY at the beginning of the 90’s was close to watching a ‘Reality TV’ show on the workings of Wall Street. Kravis was the King of LBOs while Milken was the Junk King, but the counselors who stood in every king’s court were Marty Lipton on legal matters and, invariably Bruce Wasserstein on financial issues. He installed envy in competitors especially the ‘white shoe’ bankers (read, the WASP crowd), fear in corporate rivals and respect for his relentless drive, genius and stamina. I never had the opportunity of meeting Bruce, and later in my reincarnated life as a private equity principal, I have forged a somewhat modest connection to his private equity firm Wasserstein & Co. Barbarians come and go at the gates but Titans stand alone in life and death.

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By: Pete Cann http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2009/10/15/bye-bye-bid-em-up-bruce/comment-page-1/#comment-421 Thu, 15 Oct 2009 14:51:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=799#comment-421 Glad to hear your take. Whether or not it applies to the party under discussion, I would still assert that, especially in the case of a genius, rabid animals would seem to be rarely beneficial. All I can come up with is that if one, cranky cow jumps over the fence, it’s better than the whole herd doing it at once.

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