Sweet Deals: Bulk Up, Then Break Up

Sloan, Allan
January 2006
Newsweek;1/23/2006, Vol. 147 Issue 4, p20
The article discusses whether it is better for companies to grow bigger and more diversified, or to shrink and become more focused. If you are a Wall Street investment banker, things are good either way. You are paid to put companies together, or to split them up. Although you cannot predict whether a split-up will work as a corporate strategy, you know that investment banks will get tens of millions of dollars for advising them.


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