Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Henry Kravis: The original barbarian

"HALIFAX — Over the years, Henry Kravis has been called everything from the world's shrewdest takeover artist, to the founding father of private equity, to — with grudging respect — the original Barbarian at the Gate. But when it comes to BCE Inc., the legendary 63-year-old co-founder of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. would happily settle for a less grandiose title: investor.

Amid rising political tension in Ottawa over a recent spate of foreign takeovers, Mr. Kravis sought Tuesday to play down the level of his firm's involvement in the bidding war for BCE, and offer reassurances he was not masterminding the acquisition of the country's biggest telephone company."

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