Merchants of Debt: The Full Version

Merchants of Debt: The Full Version

by George Anders
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Merchants of Debt: The Full Version by George Anders

A vivid account of the deals, tactics and personalities associated with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts since the private equity firm was founded in 1976. This book shows KKR's financial alchemy in action, as the firm combines borrowed money and borrowed management to create many billions of dollars of profits from owning companies such as Safeway, Duracell and Beatrice -- while also struggling to salvage its giant RJR Nabisco investment. The author, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, draws on extensive access to KKR founders Henry Kravis and George Roberts, as well as the perspectives of lenders, chief executives and rank-and-file workers associated with the buyout business. The Washington Post called this "the definitive book about the firm and its deals." The New York Times termed it "refreshing and important." Publishers Weekly hailed it as "beautifully organized and written in immediate and lively prose." This e-book edition includes substantial updates from 2013, incorporated into material first published in 1992.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016361925
Publisher: InkWell Publishing
Publication date: 03/25/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 334
Sales rank: 1,161,854
File size: 400 KB

About the Author

George Anders is the author of four business books and a contributing editor at Forbes. His 2003 book about Hewlett-Packard's turmois, "Perfect Enough," was a New York Times bestseller. His 2011 book on how to hire bettter, "The Rare Find," has generated dozens of speaking invitations from leading organizations in the U.S., Europe and Latin America. Earlier in his journalistic career, he was a senior special writer for The Wall Street Journal, a founding member of the Bloomberg View board of editors, and the West Coast bureau chief for Fast Company magazine. While at the WSJ, he shared in the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For the financial Luddites, Merchants of Debt has such a scope and rings of such meticulously sourced journalism, it raises us to the level of people who can finally follow the plots as they thicken and double back on themselves. We thank Anders for letting us stand on the chair and look through the transom of eras of our history.