The Money Machine: How KKR Manufactured Power and Profits The Money Machine: How KKR Manufactured Power and Profits
By Sarah Bartlett
2005/03 - Beard Books
1587982498 - Paperback - Reprint -  372 pp.

The shocking story of a Wall Street money machine spinning out of control.

Publisher Comments

Categories: Banking and Finance

This title is part of the Business Histories list.

Of interest:

Merchants of Debt: KKR and the Mortgaging of American Business

Takeover: The New Wall Street Warriors: The Men, the Money, the Impact

The Money Wars: The Rise & Fall of the Great Buyout Boom of the 1980s

The Titans of Takeover

This astounding uncovering chronicles the rise and tactics of KKR (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company) which came closest to making "leveraged buyout" a household term. It documents a history of ambition, excessive fees, and "strategic" gifts to bankers, public officials, members of the press, and others. It is the shocking indictment of a Wall Street money machine spinning out of control. The book is fascinating reading on financial history and the misuse of power.

From USA Today:

Official word from KKR is that Sarah Bartlett's Money Machine "does not merit comment." But behind the scenes KKR is pulling out the big guns.

From the New York Times Book Review:

A valuable book...a very readable understand contemporary financial history, one must know about KKR.

From Amazon.Com:

A fascinating account of the history behind this powerful firm. Bartlett paints a far less flattering picture of KKR than "Barbarian's at the Gate"

Sarah Bartlett is the Bloomberg Professor of Business Journalism at Baruch College, CUNY and a freelance writer. Before joining the academic world, she was a reporter at Fortune, Business Week, and the New York Times. She also served as an assistant managing editor at Business Week for six years, and as editor-in-chief of Oxygen Media.

Preface  vii Jerry Returns  197
Ray  1 Jerry Quits  213
The Boys  17 Out of Control  227
George  29 Washington  257
Jerry  41 Fraud?  271
Henry  59 Dick  287
Early Days  77 Perception  301
Roger  99 Conclusion  327
The Circle Widens  119 Epilogue  336
Rewards  135 Acknowledgments  343
Frenzy  151 Notes  345
Hedi and Carolyne  183 Appendix  352

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