Dethroning the king : the hostile takeover of Anheuser-Busch, an American icon /

The takeover of one of the most well-known and beloved American brands by a Belgian company controlled by Brazilians is a drama that went largely unreported in 2008, coming as it did in the midst of a economic crisis of unimaginable proportions. Julie MacIntosh, the leading reporter worldwide coveri...

Full description

Saved in:
Bibliographic Details
Author / Creator:MacIntosh, Julie.
Imprint:Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2011.
Description:xix, 380 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Language:English
Subject:Busch family.
Busch family.
Anheuser-Busch, inc.
Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
Consolidation and merger of corporations -- United States.
Consolidation and merger of corporations.
United States.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8265757
Hidden Bibliographic Details
ISBN:9780470592700
0470592702
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:The takeover of one of the most well-known and beloved American brands by a Belgian company controlled by Brazilians is a drama that went largely unreported in 2008, coming as it did in the midst of a economic crisis of unimaginable proportions. Julie MacIntosh, the leading reporter worldwide covering the story, toiled away, found much of her reporting for the Financial Times cut to give space to the economic crisis, at the time a far larger story. When the dust settles, there will be questions, if not curiosity in how Americans let one of their most treasured brands be captured by foreigners. An American family dynasty will surely take the blame for their poor management, familial infighting, and just plain bizarre behavior. This narrative of a classic dynasty taken down will become required reading in business courses--as business has become all about brands, so getting the right brands is the new game of business.--From publisher description.
Table of Contents:
  • Cast of Characters
  • Author's Note
  • Prologue
  • Chapter 1. The Game is Afoot
  • Chapter 2. Crazy and Lazy at Loggerheads
  • Chapter 3. The Colossus
  • Chapter 4. Selling the American Dream
  • Chapter 5. The Fourth Abides
  • Chapter 6. The Hunter's Frozen Trigger Finger
  • Chapter 7. A Babe in the Woods
  • Chapter 8. The Old Gobi Desert Trick
  • Chapter 9. Mr. Brito Goes to Washington
  • Chapter 10. Angry Bedfellows
  • Chapter 11. The Board: August, August, and Augusta
  • Chapter 12. The Montagues and the Busches
  • Chapter 13. A Seller from "Hello"
  • Chapter 14. Put Up or Shut Up
  • Chapter 15. A Long Way from St. Louis
  • Chapter 16. A Toast on Both Sides
  • Chapter 17. Cash Out or Hunker Down
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Author
  • Index