CHRIS KATTERJOHN Commentary: Guidant scenario recalls '80s-almost

Last week, I was itching for a fight. When Boston Scientific surprised all but the deepest of insiders with its bid for Guidant, I was suddenly transported back to the 1980s, an era of hostile takeovers so intense it spawned books and movies. Some called it "The Decade of Greed." Every day there was news of a new hostile takeover or a bidding war or a leveraged buyout of epic proportions. And there were names and personalities to match. Remember...

 

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