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With his award-winning story collection, 33 Moments of Happiness, Ingo Shulze established himself as a vital new voice of German fiction. With his first novel he enhances his status as a writer of singular ability. Simple Stories is a wry and poignant narrative set in the East German town of Altenburg after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Jumping among an array of confused characters caught in the crossroads of their country's history, Schulze masterfully intercuts various enigmatic vignettes, gradually linking them into an exhilarating whole of tidal emotional force. With his piercing eye for detail and magical ear for dialogue, Schulze reveals the tragi-comedy of ordinary people caught up in the last great historical upheaval of the century.Prize-winning German writer Ingo Schulze's first novel, Simple Stories, is a marvel of storytelling and craft. Set in the East German town of Altenburg after the fall of the Berlin Wall, it deftly leaps among an array of confused characters caught in the crossroads of their country's history: a lovelorn waitress who falls for a visiting West German investor; an art historian turned traveling salesman; a former Communist official plagued by his past; an unsuccessful writer who asks his neighbor to break his leg so that he can continue to live on welfare. Schulze skillfully intercuts an assortment of moving and comic vignettes about seemingly unconnected people, gradually linking them into an exhilarating whole of tidal unity and emotional force, until we see that all the time we have been reading a novel in glittering fragments, spun by a master. With a piercing eye for detail and a magical ear for dialogue, Schulze portrays the tragi-comedy of ordinary people caught up in the last great historical upheaval of the century.
Peter Thiel is an American businessman, philanthropist, political activist, and author. The PayPal cofounder and Facebook's first professional investor was ranked number four on the Forbes Midas List of 2014, with a net worth of $2.2 billion, and number 246 on the Forbes 400 in 2016, with a net worth of $2.7 billion. Thiel was born in Frankfurt and holds German citizenship. He moved with his family to the United States as an infant and spent a portion of his upbringing in Africa before returning to the US and attending San Mateo High School. He studied philosophy at Stanford University, graduating with a BA in 1989. He then went on to the Stanford Law School and received his JD in 1992. After graduation, he worked as a judicial clerk for Judge James Larry Edmondson, a securities lawyer for Sullivan & Cromwell, a speechwriter for former US Secretary of Education William Bennett, and as a derivatives trader at Credit Suisse prior to founding Thiel Capital in 1996. He then cofounded PayPal in 1999 and served as chief executive officer until its sale to eBay in 2002 for $1.5 billion. After eBay's acquisition of PayPal, he founded Clarium Capital, a global macro hedge fund. He launched Palantir Technologies, an analytical software company, in 2004 and continues to serve as its chairman as of 2016. His Founders Fund, a venture capital firm, was launched in 2005 along with PayPal partners Ken Howery and Luke Nosek. Earlier, Thiel became Facebook's first outside investor when he acquired a 10.2% stake for $500,000 in August 2004. He sold the majority of his shares in Facebook for over $1 billion in 2012 but remains on the board of directors. He also cofounded Valar Ventures in 2010 and operates as its chairman, cofounded Mithril Capital, of which he is investment committee chair, in 2012, and has served as a partner in Y Combinator since 2015. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew S. Baldwin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092768/bk_acx0_092768_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the best-selling author of Agent Zigzag, the thrilling true story of the greatest and most successful wartime deception ever attempted. One April morning in 1943, a sardine fisherman spotted the corpse of a British solder floating in the sea off the coast of Spain and set in train a course of events that would change the course of the Second World War. Operation Mincemeat was the most successful wartime deception ever attempted and certainly the strangest. It hoodwinked the Nazi espionage chiefs, sent German troops hurtling in the wrong direction, and saved thousands of lives by deploying a secret agent who was different in one crucial respect, from any spy before or since: he was dead. His mission: to convince the Germans that instead of attacking Sicily, the Allied armies planned to invade Greece. The brainchild of an eccentric RAF officer and a brilliant Jewish barrister, the great hoax involved an extraordinary cast of characters including a famous forensic pathologist, a gold-prospector, an investor, a beautiful secret service secretary, a submarine captain, three novelists, a transvestite English spymaster, an irascible admiral who loved fly-fishing, and a dead Welsh tramp. Using fraud, imagination and seduction, Churchill's team of spies spun a web of deceit so elaborate and so convincing that they began to believe it themselves. The deception started in a windowless basement beneath Whitehall. It travelled from London to Spain to Germany. And it ended up on Hitler's desk. Ben Macintyre, bestselling author of AGENT ZIGZAG, weaves together private documents, photographs, memories, letters and diaries as well as newly released material from the intelligence files of MI5 and Naval Intelligence, to tell for the first time the full story of Operation Mincemeat. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bloo/000020/bk_bloo_000020_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From New York Times, USA Today, & Wall Street Journal best-selling author J.A. Redmerski, comes a dangerous and boundary pushing new crime and suspense series, In the Company of Killers. Since devastating secrets were uncovered by Nora Kessler, Niklas Fleischer and Victor Faust have been divided as business partners and brothers. Ultimately, Niklas is persuaded to lead a mission to Italy, and he sees it as an opportunity to set in motion forgiveness - or retribution - for his brother's betrayal. The mission: play the role of a wealthy German investor and kidnap a beautiful, notorious madam named Francesca Moretti. No stranger to these types of roles, Niklas is the best man for the job. But this time the risks will be much greater, as he will not be doing it alone. Izabel Seyfried, still fresh out of a life of imprisonment and sex slavery, could be negatively affected by the things she will see in Moretti's mansion, and Niklas must keep her in line so she does not blow their cover and get them killed. But Niklas isn't the only one who must play a role - Nora takes on the humiliating task of playing Niklas' slave, and Izabel must play the role of his lover. On one hand, Niklas couldn't be enjoying himself more. On the other hand, the emotions that continue to rage inside of him may be too much for him to control, and it may be Niklas - not Izabel - who needs to be kept in line. He cannot forget what Victor has done, and this mission may just be the beginning of his downward spiral. Can the blood bond that Niklas and Victor share as brothers be stronger than resentment? Or will vengeance dig the blade so deep that their bond be eternally severed? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luke Daniels, Kate Reinders, Susannah Jones, Nelson Hobbs, Stephen Bel Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027283/bk_adbl_027283_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Identifying the German Socially Responsible Investor ab 49 EURO A comparative analysis between individual socially responsible and conventional investors in Germany
Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: 1,33, IE Business School, Madrid, language: English, abstract: On October 1st 2010, the German department store chain Karstadt added a new and important episode to its 130-year history. After its parent company, the holding firm Arcandor, had to file for bankruptcy on June 9, 2009, a new investor for Karstadt had to be found in order to avoid its liquidation. The department store's long tradition as well as the large public interest in Karstadt's future, linked to the existence of 25,000 jobs, turned the process into one of the most heated acquisition battles in Germany over the last years (Spiegel, 2010a). After one year, the firm was purchased by the until then unknown German-American billionaire and investor Nicolas Berggruen, who prevailed over competing bids. This paper will analyze the described acquisition process and shed light on its background from a corporate finance point of view. First I will briefly outline the initial situation and the main actors for the bidding process. I will then give the main reasons behind the acquisition decision of Bergguen Holdings, followed by the transaction structure with its underlying rationale. This will be complemented by a description of the main hurdles encountered during this M&A process. Finally, I will discuss the potential value creation of this acquisition and comment on the future prospects of Karstadt under the new owner.
Diploma Thesis from the year 2005 in the subject Business economics - Banking, Stock Exchanges, Insurance, Accounting, grade: 1,7, LMU Munich, 110 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: In early December, 2004, German newspapers reported the acquisition of bankrupt automotive supplier Peguform GmbH, based in Bötzingen, by U.S. private equity investor Cerberus Capital Management1. The transaction was announced 30 months after Peguform, a company with more than 5,000 employees that recorded EUR 1.4 billion in revenues in 20032, had filed for bankruptcy. As it involved a large firm with substantial importance for Germany's core automotive industry, this transaction shone a spotlight on a sector of the private equity business that has not yet been widely recognized in Germany: investments in bankrupt firms. While traditional private equity buyouts of financially stable firms have become more and more commonplace in Germany in recent years3, little attention has been devoted to the niche of transactions at the corporate cycle's very end. In the United States, in contrast, private equity funds investing in bankrupt firms constitute a well-established part of the financial markets. In this thesis, I aim at providing an overview of the most important aspects concerning private equity acquisitions of bankrupt firms, both in the United States and Germany. This comprises an analysis of the institutional framework for such acquisitions, an investigation of the transaction process and the management of acquired businesses, a closer look at the actual market for these transactions and its development in recent years, and two case studies for practical insight and validation of the findings.