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Front-row seats for the feeding frenzy!
on 3 October 2016
This long book had been on my reading list for some time but I finally bit the bullet and bought it. I'm glad I did! The authors' easy style transforms an intricate M&A transaction into something agreeable and accessible: no small feat considering key elements of the story turn on PIK securities ratios, the tax regime applicable to instalment notes and similar capital markets esoterica. This frames the human story of in-fighting among literally scores of dealmakers, bankers and lawyers (and their WAGs), each with their own role and backstory. The resulting mess is prodigious, entertaining and educational.