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• Robert Schaeberle, the former CEO of Nabisco who helped to engineer that company’s 1981 merger with Standard Brands, which Bloomberg says “set the stage for the defining battle of the leveraged-buyout era - the $30.1 billion purchase of RJR Nabisco in 1989 by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts - reportedly has passed away of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 88.
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