leveraged buyouts

ITT Dismantles Its Empire, Ending the Age of Conglomerates

The 91-year old company was once the leading industrial conglomerate, the product of hundreds of leveraged buyouts in the 1960s and '70s. But its breakup is yet more proof that the conglomerate model makes little sense today. Why? Activist investors have a lot to do with it.

Is Regis Corp. Buyout Bait?

News that beauty salon operator Regis Corp has hired investment bank Peter J. Solomon to investigate possible buyout options sent Regis stock soaring Thursday.

Blackstone Earnings: Profits Rise, but Buyouts Fall

The recent stock market correction has been brutal for The Blackstone Group. Since mid-April, the firm's shares have gone from $15.25 to $10.58. On Thursday, though, Blackstone reported $205 million in profits for the second quarter, and shares were up around 4% late in the day.

Will Michael Dell Really Take His Company Private?

Michael Dell said he has considered taking his company private. But a leveraged buyout of the computer maker would be an enormous undertaking -- amounting to perhaps $39 billion. Here are some factors to consider in seeing if a buyout is feasible.