shari redstone
Advice for David Ellison and Gerry Cardinale as they contemplate a last-minute wrinkle in their Paramount deal. Plus, notes on Elon’s comp and the GameStop roller coaster.
shari redstone
WALL STREET June 5, 2024
Unimaginably, Shari Redstone has reintroduced a dealpoint that threatens to nuke the Paramount sale. Will Gerry and Ellison blink? And will Mario Gabelli, the aggrieved longtime investor, finally wet his beak?
shari redstone
WALL STREET June 2, 2024
News, notes, ruminations, and tea-leaf decoding regarding the final throes of the Paramount M&A saga.
Sam Bankman-Fried sbf
The crypto convict is on a cross-country prison bus to California, planning his appeal, and claiming Sullivan & Cromwell bartered away his freedom. Does he have a case?

david zaslav
WALL STREET May 26, 2024
News and notes on the imagined internal monologue of David Zaslav as he contemplates a busy summer agenda: the NBA sitch, the exigencies of the Paramount Global deal, and the $39 billion in debt.
Jon Feltheimer
WALL STREET May 22, 2024
An only-in-Hollywood story about Lionsgate, the Screaming Eagle SPAC, and “creditor-on-creditor violence.”
Sam Bankman-Fried
WALL STREET May 19, 2024
Sam Bankman-Fried may be locked up for 25 years for one of the greatest financial crimes in history. But clues to his appeal strategy may be emerging.
shari redstone
WALL STREET May 15, 2024
More news and notes from inside the Paramount quiet period. “We’re running out of things to delay this on,” shared one participant in the process.

david zaslav
WALL STREET May 12, 2024
Could the Paramount mess actually provide an unexpected benefit to David Zaslav and Warner Bros. Discovery?
Sam Bankman-Fried
WALL STREET May 9, 2024
On a recent Tuesday, I went to the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn for an intimate chat with America’s most famous prisoner, Sam Bankman-Fried. During our 75-minute conversation, we discussed everything from Caroline Ellison and the travails of his new life, to his regrets about the demise of FTX and his forthcoming appeal.
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