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King of Capital: The Remarkable Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Steve Schwarzman and Blackstone

The story of Steve Schwarzman, Blackstone, and a financial revolution, King of Capital is the greatest untold success story on Wall Street.
 
In King of Capital, David Carey and John Morris show how Blackstone (and other private equity firms) transformed themselves from gamblers, hostile-takeover artists, and ‘barbarians at the gate’ into disciplined, risk-conscious investors while the financial establishment—banks and investment bankers such as Citigroup, Bear Stearns, Lehman, UBS, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley—were recklessly assuming risks, leveraging up to astronomical levels and driving the economy to the brink of disaster. Now, not only have Blackstone and a small coterie of competitors wrested control of corporations around the globe, but they have emerged as a major force on Wall Street, challenging the likes of Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley for dominance. 

Insightful and hard-hitting, filled with never-before-revealed details about the workings of a heretofore secretive company that was the personal fiefdom of Schwarzman and Peter Peterson, King of Capital shows how Blackstone and private equity will drive the economy and provide a model for how financing will work in the years to come.

DAVID CAREY is a reporter at Bloomberg. Before joining Bloomberg, he was a senior writer for The Deal, an editor of Corporate Finance magazine, and wrote for Adweek, Fortune, Institutional Investor, and Financial World.
 
JOHN E. MORRIS has been a Bloomberg Brief editor, an editor with Dow Jones Investment Banker, and was for many years an assistant managing editor at The Deal in New York and London. Before that, he was an editor and writer at The American Lawyer magazine.

To find out more visit: www.king-of-capital.com

ISBN: 9780307886026

ISBN-10: 9780307886026

Publisher: Currency

Publication Date: 02/07/2012 - 12:00am

On Sale: 02/07/2012 - 12:00am

Pages: 400

Language: English

Categories

Business & Economics / Corporate Finance / Private Equity

Business & Economics / Finance

Business & Economics / Free Enterprise & Capitalism