--from "The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling" by Henry Fielding
It may appear that the private equity firm has made an important concession in its negotiations with banks selling the $24 billion of debt related to its buyout of First Data by agreeing to add a covenant mandating certain earnings targets.
But the notoriously hard-nosed K.K.R. has merely granted those seven banks a fig leaf to say they've wrung out a compromise -- when in truth very little of substance has changed.
Edited by Andrew Ross Sorkin
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Little Dorrit 第2章 金的翻譯比較不理想的是，他對CD小說世界中重要的字眼 BEADLE的解釋太簡單。
他可不只是━━ n. 〔英〕 （教区の）役人;....我想讀其他小說如Oliver Twist或看電影 當可了解他們如何盛裝(a beadle in full fig, 這in full fig,辭典可找到 不宜直稱為"神氣十足" )威風十足欺人.....
'Then,' said Mr Meagles, laying his forefinger on his companion's breast with great animation, 'don't you see a beadle, now, if you can help it. Whenever I see a beadle in full fig, coming down a street on a Sunday at the head of a charity school, I am obliged to turn and run away, or I should hit him. The name of Beadle being out of the question, and the originator of the Institution for these poor foundlings having been a blessed creature of the name of Coram, we gave that name to Pet's little maid. At one time she was Tatty, and at one time she was Coram, until we got into a way of mixing the two names together, and now she is always Tattycoram.'
“By definition, managers are those who get things done through other people, who unleash talent in others. To me that is a tough job. And to do it well is an enormous benefit to society. It is a noble calling.”
The founders of Skype have approached several private equity firms and are pooling their own substantial resources to buy back the Internet calling service from eBay, The New York Times reported.
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The initial public offering, which priced last night at $32, comes at a time of remarkable turbulence and economic uncertainty. That Och-Ziff pushed forward with its offering at a time most others have pulled back underscores the lasting power of these businesses and underlines some of the differences between hedge funds and private equity firms, The New York Times wrote.
Like the closely watched offering of buyout firm Blackstone Group in June, the Och-Ziff I.P.O. will create billionaires. Daniel Och, a former Goldman Sachs trader who started the fund in 1994, will receive $1.1 billion and David Windreich, an executive managing director, will receive $245.2 million, all of which will be reinvested in a global special investment fund. The shares will be locked up for five years. Mr. Och's 48.5 percent stake at $32 a share will be worth $4.7 billion on paper.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FoundlingFoundling may refer to: An abandoned child, see child abandonment. FoundlingHospital, in London. Foundling Museum, a museum located in Great Britain that tells the story of the Foundling Hospital.
unfazed Show phonetics
not surprised or worried: ━━ a. 〔話〕 平気な, 平然としている.
She seems unfazed by her sudden success and fame.
(number of times this surname appears in a sample database of 88.7 million names, representing one third of the 1997 US population)
1. German (southern and Silesian): variant of Ach.
2. Belgian (van Och): habitational name for someone from Ogbrugga in Mark (East Flanders), or Ogmolen or Ogpoort in Sint-Renelde (Brabant).
noun [C] FORMAL
a strong desire to do a job, usually one which is socially valuable:
I'm glad she's going into medicine. It's a very worthy calling.
- Any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Ficus, especially F. carica, native to the Mediterranean region and widely cultivated for its edible multiple fruit.
- The sweet, hollow, pear-shaped, multiple fruit of this plant, having numerous tiny seedlike fruits.
- Any of several plants bearing similar fruit.
- The fruit of such a plant.
- A trivial or contemptible amount: not worth a fig; didn't care a fig.
[Middle English, from Old French figue, from Old Provençal figa, from Vulgar Latin *fīca, from Latin fīcus.]
- Dress; array: in full fig.
- Physical condition; shape: in fine fig.
[Perhaps from fig, to trot out a horse in lively condition, dress up, variant of feague, to make a horse lively, probably from Dutch vegen, to brush, from Middle Dutch vēghen.]
- A stylized representation of the leaf of a fig, used especially to conceal genitals depicted in works of art.
- Something that serves as a usually insufficient concealment or camouflage: “Many fallen executives are still allowed the fig leaf of ‘resignation’” (David Pauly).