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Freedom Group, a gunmaker ripe for an ethical takeover
Author: John MacIntosh, former partner at Warburg Pincus, on CNN.com, Published on: 27 December 2012
...[We] need a new class of socially motivated takeover investor to prey on the sociopaths in the corporate herd, turn them around and perhaps scare (or shame) others into line...The upcoming sale by Cerberus Capital of the Freedom Group...is a perfect opportunity...First, Michael Bloomberg, George Soros, David Geffen and the like should establish a nonprofit...Special-Purpose-Acquisition-Company called...BFF...[which] should lobby all public pension funds that are part owners of the Freedom Group (by virtue of their investment in Cerberus) to roll their investment into BFF... BFF should pay "whatever it takes" to acquire control of the Freedom Group...and then immediately implement a "moral turnaround" plan under which [it]... Appoints...a...CEO...in favor of gun-control...Elects a new board of directors including representatives from the families of victims killed in...massacres perpetrated with Freedom Group weapons [and others with experience of gun violence]...Operates the business as if sensible gun laws were in place...History suggests that only after the first company "turns" will an industry gradually return to the realm of the human...
Related companies: Cerberus Capital Management