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Tyco International Ltd. Message Board

  • pebble.ubetcha pebble.ubetcha Nov 21, 2012 9:19 AM Flag

    i wonder what the unions

    would say if romney were to come in and try to save the company?

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    • acerbicabrasivejudgmental acerbicabrasivejudgmental Nov 21, 2012 7:54 PM Flag

      Taking Hostess through a managed bankruptcy?

      I highly doubt. Liquidation ahead and other company(ies) buying assets.

      "Twinkies" by Apple? Google? General Electric? Microsoft? How about Starbucks???? - pick up your caffeine and sugar fixes together on your way to work!!!

      Maybe The Koz will be getting back into the agglomeration business. Could leverage a royalty arrangement and start baking Twinkies in a new shell corporation obtained by a reverse merger move.

      Picking up the pieces and selling a known product to a willing market! All IMHO.

      ACE: The ACE is in place.

      Sentiment: Hold

    • Bain Capital will not touch this. Bain's turnaround model is based on outsourcing jobs to China. which will not work for baking products. Logistics andf distibution costs to maintain freshness are insurmountable for low margin companies like Hostess. Nobody in US is gonna buy week old bread.

      Additionally, Hostess is already highly leveraged, amassing a huge amount of debt to sustain its existing operations. Leveraged buyout by private equity firms like Bain would only add another layer of debt, when cash flow of Hostess is already inadequate to service its existing debt.

      BTW, this is not rocket science.

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      • acerbicabrasivejudgmental acerbicabrasivejudgmental Nov 21, 2012 8:15 PM Flag

        Youse are aware, ain't youse, of maciadores operations?

        Don't have to move Hostess' Twinkies baking operation all of the way to Xian. Just open a Free Trade Zone in XXXXXXXX City in Amerika. Let Chinese bakers and Chinese managers work in the Free Trade Zone without union organizing operations allowed. Sell into the Amerikan market from a Free Trade Zone bakery all under Chinese management and control. Only cleanliness and safety inspections would be done by computer tour.

        Think about it: No unions, no OSHA, no EPA, no state sanitation workers noseying around, nothing but Free Enterprise in a Free Trade Zone. All IMHO.

        Mr. Congeniality

      • To much KoolAid for you, Bain turned around Staples, the largest US stationer.

        It's oblunder through chrysler that's outsourcing to China.

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