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The Deal Decade Handbook

What Takeovers and Leveraged Buyouts Mean for Corporate Governance

By Margaret M. Blair and Girish Uppal

In this companion handbook to The Deal Decade: What Takeovers and Leveraged Buyouts mean for Corporate Governance, Margaret Blair and Girish Uppal present summary statistics and details on the corporate restructuring movement of the 1980s. The authors summarize data from private buyouts, junk bond issuances, and aggregate changes in corporate debt. They also report on the changing patterns of corporate ownership, shareholder activism, and changes in the law affecting takeovers. Finally, they put the 1980s into historical context by presenting data tracking merger and acquisition activity since 1955.

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