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Back in the 1980s leveraged buyouts were a common event. Financiers like T. Boone Pickens would borrow money, buy a controlling interest in a publicly traded stock and then re-engineer the company, for example, by selling it off in pieces.

This activity seems to be a thing of the past. I assume some law was passed to prevent leveraged buyouts. What was the cause of the demise of leveraged buyouts?

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  • $\begingroup$ Half of your last 20 questions have been answered. Have you considered accepting any of the answers yet? So far (Sep.5th/16) no answers have been accepted. $\endgroup$ – Giskard Sep 5 '16 at 6:33
  • $\begingroup$ Taking 5 minutes to Google "leveraged buyout" I have found a 2014 instance of a leveraged buyout and 2016 July plans to do more, so perhaps all is not as it "seems". $\endgroup$ – Giskard Sep 5 '16 at 7:18
  • $\begingroup$ @denesp I know they still occur, but it seems that they occur much less frequently than in the 1980s. $\endgroup$ – Lassie Fair Sep 5 '16 at 8:56
  • $\begingroup$ "it seems" $\neq$ statitics $\endgroup$ – Giskard Sep 5 '16 at 9:42
  • $\begingroup$ denesp ≠ spelling $\endgroup$ – Lassie Fair Nov 8 '16 at 13:08

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