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"Discover the untold story of financier Steve Schwarzman, who managed to avoid the self-destructive tendencies of Wall Street and transform Blackstone, his financial powerhouse, from a company filled with gamblers and hostile takeover artists to a place of disciplined, risk-conscious investors. Analyses the controversies surrounding Blackstone and whether it and other private equity firms suck the lifeblood out of companies to enrich themselves - or whether they are a force that helps make the companies they own stronger and thereby better competitors."
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"The authors ... [take] us from the early days of the Blackstone Group, when the firm was just two guys and a secretary, to the buyout boom, when Mr. Schwarzman's conspicuous consumption became a symbol of the new Gilded Age. In between, the book dives deeply into the firm's signature deals -- Celanese! Nalco! Distressed cable bonds! -- that made Mr. Schwarzman and his partners so rich. It also delivers some fun details about many of the now-famous Wall Street players that did tours of duty at the firm.
--New York Times DealBook
DAVID CAREY is a reporter at Bloomberg. Before joining Bloomberg, he was a senior writer for The Deal, an editor of Corporate Finance magazine, and wrote for Adweek, Fortune, Institutional Investor, and Financial World.
JOHN E. MORRIS has been a Bloomberg Brief editor, an editor with Dow Jones Investment Banker, and was for many years an assistant managing editor at The Deal in New York and London. Before that, he was an editor and writer at The American Lawyer magazine.
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Book Description Currency, 2012. Paperback. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # 9780307886026
Book Description Random House USA Inc, United States, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English. Brand new Book. The story of Steve Schwarzman, Blackstone, and a financial revolution, King of Capital is the greatest untold success story on Wall Street. In King of Capital, David Carey and John Morris show how Blackstone (and other private equity firms) transformed themselves from gamblers, hostile-takeover artists, and 'barbarians at the gate' into disciplined, risk-conscious investors while the financial establishment--banks and investment bankers such as Citigroup, Bear Stearns, Lehman, UBS, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley--were recklessly assuming risks, leveraging up to astronomical levels and driving the economy to the brink of disaster. Now, not only have Blackstone and a small coterie of competitors wrested control of corporations around the globe, but they have emerged as a major force on Wall Street, challenging the likes of Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley for dominance. Insightful and hard-hitting, filled with never-before-revealed details about the workings of a heretofore secretive company that was the personal fiefdom of Schwarzman and Peter Peterson, King of Capital shows how Blackstone and private equity will drive the economy and provide a model for how financing will work in the years to come. Seller Inventory # AA99780307886026
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Book Description Crown Business, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Seller Inventory # DADAX0307886026
Book Description Crown 2012-02-07, New York, 2012. paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780307886026
Book Description Random House. Condition: New. pp. 400. Seller Inventory # 4266855
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Book Description Random House USA Inc, 2012. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # H8-9780307886026