The Big Score: Robert Friedland, Inco, and the Voisey's Bay Hustle

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Doubleday Canada, 1999 - Business & Economics - 384 pages
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From the windswept Labrador coast, where the massive nickel deposit was discovered, to the boardrooms of Singapore, Toronto, and Vancouver where the giant poker game for Diamond Fields was played out, the story behind Voisey's Bay has enormous economic significance for Canada and international financial markets.

One of the most intriguing elements was the takeover battle for Diamond Fields that pitted the conservative management team at the world's largest nickel company, Inco Ltd., against free-wheeling stock promoter Robert Friedland.

Also playing key roles in the race for Voisey's Bay were managers from the Bronfman-controlled Edper group, prominent Wall Street and Bay Street investment houses, and leading mutual funds.

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User Review  - JBreedlove - LibraryThing

Great book that read like a mystery novel. McNish wrote well and the research and speculation on details she could not have known was impressive. From acquisition to discovery Friedland was incredibly ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Jacquie McNish is the recipient of several national newspaper and magazine awards, including Canada's National Newspaper Award in 1993 for her series on the fall of the Reichmanns' Olympia & York empire. She has worked as a financial reporter for the Wall Street Journal and most recently for The Globe and Mail, where she is currently a business writer based in Toronto.

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