M&A Titans: The Pioneers Who Shaped Wall Street's Mergers and Acquisitions Industry (Hardback)
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Short Description for M&A Titans This book is a narrative history of Wall Street's most important M&A bankers: what made them, drove them, how they won deals, lost others, tales of them leaving firms that nurtured them, losing bruising internal political battles which forced their resignation and their return to the spotlight by establishing their own firms.
- Published: 17 October 2008
- Format: Hardback 226 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780470126899 ISBN 10: 0470126892
- Sales rank: 309,769
Full description for M&A Titans
This book focuses on the 11 men, lawyers and bankers, who are responsible for the creation of Wall Street's merger industry. It specifically concentrates on the events and personalities who dominated Wall Street during the takeover battles of the 1970s and 1980s. Lawyers Joe Flom and Marty Lipton, the godfathers of modern M&A, educated bankers on takeover laws and regulations as well as tactics. Flom and Lipton were also superlative businessmen who built their own firms to become Wall Street powerhouses. The two men drew into their orbit a circle of bankers. Felix Rohatyn, Ira Harris, Steve Friedman, Geoff Boisi, Eric Gleacher and Bruce Wasserstein were close to Lipton. Robert Greenhill and Joe Perella were close to Flom. M&A Titans provides insight into the culture of the different investment banks and how each of the bankers influenced the firms they worked in as they became more powerful. Some such as Gleacher, Harris, Wasserstein, Perella and Greenhill clashed with the men running their firms and left. Others such as Friedman and Boisi stayed and profoundly influenced how the firm did business. The career of Michael Milken, perhaps the notorious name on Wall Street in the 1980s, is also examined as well as the actions and tactics of his firm, Drexel Burnham Lambert. Milken and Drexel paved the way for the growth of private equity and helped popularize attacks on management by investors such as Boone Pickens and Carl Icahn.