Murder by credit crisis: busted deals

A spate of big mergers announced in the first half of 2007, including three planned by Cerberus, died after the markets froze in August.

An old hand in a strange new world In the heat of the private equity boom, the octogenarian audio pioneer Sidney Harman agreed to sell his company to KKR and Goldman Sachs. Then they ditched him. Now he has a stock worth one-third of what it was. A tale from the dark side. (more)