Oh if only Corporate Raiders, ruled the world ...
They would fix everything! They would "fix-it" good.
Largest private equity firms -- wikipedia
The following is a ranking of the largest private equity firms published in 2011. The ranking was compiled by Private Equity International, which reveals that the world's 50 largest private equity direct investment programs have raised in excess of US$325 billion since 2006
[...]Rank Name of the firm Headquarters Capital Raised as of Apr 2011
(billions of USD)
1 TPG Capital US Fort Worth $ 50.55
2 Goldman Sachs Capital Partners US New York $ 47.22
3 The Carlyle Group US Washington DC $ 40.54
4 Kohlberg Kravis Roberts US New York $ 40.21
5 The Blackstone Group US New York $ 36.42
6 Apollo Management US New York $ 33.81
7 Bain Capital US Boston $ 29.4
8 CVC Capital Partners UK London $ 25.07
9 First Reserve Corporation US Greenwich, CT $ 19.06
10 Hellman & Friedman US San Francisco $ 17.20
11 Apax Partners UK London $ 16.64
12 General Atlantic US Greenwich, CT $ 15.10
13 Warburg Pincus US New York $ 15.00
14 Cerberus Capital Management US New York $ 14.90
15 Advent International US Boston $ 14.52
16 Permira UK London $ 13.67
17 Oaktree Capital Management US Los Angeles $ 13.05
18 Terra Firma Capital Partners UK London $ 12.25
19 Providence Equity Partners US Providence, RI $ 12.10
20 Clayton, Dubilier & Rice US New York $ 11.40
[... 30 more ...]
Corporate Raiders are people too, you know ...
They've earned their Stars on their GOP-American Flag ...
(Just ask the Supreme Court.)
You too, Joe Worker could be a Raider too -- with Mitt's help, of course.
Of course you need to get skilled with the "Tools of the Trade" -- and learn how to leverage Other People's Money, to your own personal profit.
Isn't "free enterprise" swell ... ?
Leveraged buyout -- wikipedia
A leveraged buyout [...] occurs when an investor, typically a financial sponsor, acquires a controlling interest in a company's equity and where a significant percentage of the purchase price is financed through leverage (borrowing). The assets of the acquired company are used as collateral for the borrowed capital, sometimes with assets of the acquiring company.
Companies of all sizes and industries have been the target of leveraged buyout transactions, although because of the importance of debt and the ability of the acquired firm to make regular loan payments after the completion of a leveraged buyout, some features of potential target firms make for more attractive leverage buyout candidates, including:
* Low existing debt loads;
* A multi-year history of stable and recurring cash flows;
* Hard assets (property, plant and equipment, inventory, receivables) that may be used as collateral for lower cost secured debt;
* The potential for new management to make operational or other improvements to the firm to boost cash flows, such as workforce reductions or eliminations;
* Market conditions and perceptions that depress the valuation or stock price.
So all you Millionaire WantaBees out there in GOP-Land -- you need to learn how to spot Opportunity ... you need to be able to detect economic weakness, and then be ready to pounce.
And detecting that Walmart-Weakness is SO much easier than it was in the old days. The race to the bottom has exposed so many more opportunities for wealth -- That, well if you're still poor in this economy -- it must be your own dang fault!
Afterall someone's gonna swoop in and pick at the bones of the market laggards, it's a free country you know, SO it might as well be Bain Capital, ... or one of them 'other guys' in our
(Pssst. Just don't call it "Corporate Raiding" OK? "Venture Capital Investing" is much more pleasant a term don't you think?)
That is the opportunity that Mitt promises to bring to our "free-enterprise nation".
Afterall Mitt's never met a Company, he couldn't leverage ... Thar's Gold in them Companies ... piles of it.
"When Mitt Romney Came To Town" (2 of 2)
link to video
Corporate Raiders may be people too, -- but SO are all of the thousands of workers left to "sink or swim" in their Corporate-efficiency wake.
We are people too. The people that matter ...
If there were any economic justice in the world, that is.
If the United Corporations of GOP-America can be restrained, from ever coming to a town near you.
And those, are some very iffy IF's.