Gods at War: Shotgun Takeovers, Government by Deal, and the Private Equity Implosion
Gods at War details the recent deals and events that have forever changed the world of billion-dollar deal-making. This book is a whirlwind tour of the players determining the destiny of corporate America, including the government, private equity, strategic buyers, hedge funds, and sovereign wealth funds.
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I think the book suffers from a too-narrow focus and a lack of historical or interdisciplinary context. Also, it is not as well written as I would have expected given Davidoff's pedigree. (His alter-ego is that of the "Deal Professor," the author of a widely-read New York Times blog.)
The book could have used a harsher editor. Part of the problem is that the book seems to be a reiteration of a handful of Davidoff's previous ar...more