[DHR] Danaher

Related post (read this first): [TMO] Thermo Fisher The life sciences behemoth we now know as Danaher was birthed in 1980 as Equity Group Holdings, an investment vehicle through which brothers Steven and Mitchell Rales acquired struggling industrial businesses. The earliest acquisitions included Master Shield (vinyl siding and rubber products) and Mohawk Rubber (tires for […]

quick follow-up on Charles Schwab

Original post: some thoughts on Charles Schwab, published Mar. 12, 2023: In The Media Very Rarely Lies, Scott Alexander writes: the media rarely lies explicitly and directly. Reporters rarely say specific things they know to be false. When the media misinforms people, it does so by misinterpreting things, excluding context, or signal-boosting some events while […]

some thoughts on Charles Schwab

I have a post on APi Group and Amphenol coming toward the end of the month but before then I wanted to offer some thoughts on Charles Schwab. Nothing here is investment advice. Last week I was joking with my friends LibertyRPF and MBI that Twitter felt like a time machine taking me back to […]

[APO] Apollo

Most distressed investors merely live in the darkness; Apollo was born in it. Following the epic collapse of Drexel Burnham Lambert, the high-flying investment bank that filed for Chapter 11 in 1990 after pleading guilty to securities and mail fraud, a triumvirate of bankers from the defunct firm – Michael Milken protege Leon Black and […]

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