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Resisting Hostile Takeovers the Case of Gillette

by Rita Ricardo-Campbell

  • ISBN: 9780275958305
  • ISBN10: 0275958302

Resisting Hostile Takeovers the Case of Gillette

by Rita Ricardo-Campbell

  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
  • Publish date: 10/01/1997
  • ISBN: 9780275958305
  • ISBN10: 0275958302
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Description: Written by the first woman director of the Gillette Company, this is an exciting first-hand account of Gillette's successful fight against four hostile takeover efforts during the late 1980s. After a brief, insightful history of the company and the growth of its world-famous products_Gillette razors and blades; Braun coffee machines and electric razors; Oral-B toothbrushes; Paper Mate, Waterman, and Parker pens; and cosmetics_the author tells the inside story of Ronald Perelman's three attempts and the Coniston Partners' one attempt to take over Gillette. Ricardo-Campbell, who chaired Gillette's Finance Committee during this period, provides a fascinating look at the ensuing proxy battles and other intricate financial maneuvers. Combining academic theory and first-hand experience in its discussion of topics such as greenmail and poison pills, this work also features such world-renowned corporate figures as Warren Buffett, Joe Flom, and Eric Gleacher.
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