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The rules for avoiding a bear attack are simple, clear and repeatedly reinforced to anyone visiting bear country. But, with regularity, people ignore those rules and are injured or killed by bears.
The rules for your company avoiding a private equity attack are similarly clear and violated even more frequently. Companies worldwide tremble as they consider a PE bear attack but then act in the ways most likely to attract a hungry carnivore.
We use the case study of 3G capital – acquirer of Heinz, Burger King, Anheuser Busch and others – to show you how to bear-proof your company. We don't expect that you'll follow this advice, so don't blame us when bears eat your company.