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Is the L in LBO dead?

Never do anything that you will have to punish yourself for.

“regulation…could be a catalyst for positive change…it doesn’t have to be a negative” General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt, quoted by Wall Street Journal.

Only one thing is more important than learning from experience, and that is not learning from experience.  John M Templeton.

“America’s financial architecture is about to be remade…to be brought under federal supervision“Matt Cooper, Portfolio, as quoted in Mergers and Acquisitions Magazine.

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.  Buddha

Thomson Reuters reported that about one third of M & A chapter 11 purchases involved financial services business.  Mergers and Acquisitions Magazine, December 2008.

The nature of men is always the same; it is their habits that separate them.  Confucious

“You’re not bankrupt until people know you’re bankrupt” By which he meant, I’ve come to understand, that money is a complicated reality.  It’s a master illusionists game.

 The artifice is everything. Transparency is the enemy of making it really big-which is one reason the word ‘private’ got joined to ‘equity’. 

(Michael Woolf, in an article The Ultimate Bubble found in the February issues of Vanity Fair as reported in Mergers and Acquisitions magazine.)

No person was ever honored for what he received.  Honor has been the reward for what he gave. Calvin Coolidge

You cannot discover new oceans until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.  Anonymous quote  

Have some great short words of wisdom? 
Got a different point of view, want to play devil’s advocate, or just think we’re all wet? Post your experiences or examples.                                                                       Brought to you by;                               

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