In 1988, Cohen was a key player in the leveraged buyout of RJR Nabisco.Cohen and Shearson Lehman supported the company’s CEO F. Ultimately, Johnson and Cohen lost their bid for the company and RJR Nabisco was acquired by the private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts.
From these posts, we start again now in part 4: https://thesandymonocle.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/the-liberation-army-dance-circle/ https://thesandymonocle.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/the-give-me-the-night-life-blues/ https://thesandymonocle.wordpress.com/2013/04/07/go-west-young-fella-part-1/ https://thesandymonocle.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/go-west-young-fella-part-2/ https://thesandymonocle.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/go-west-young-fella-part-3/ In Part 3 at link above, we included this Johnson.
Let us look here a bit: First: Ross/ Johnson: Frederick Ross Johnson, OC (born 1931, Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian businessman, best known as the chief executive officer of RJR Nabisco in the 1980s.
Weill married his wife, the former Joan Mosher, on June 20, 1955. They have two adult children, Marc Weill and Jessica Weill Bibliowicz, and four grandchildren. Mann’s first hit single as a writer was “She Say (Oom Dooby Doom)”, a Top 20 song for The Diamonds in 1959.
Next: Barry Mann (born Barry Imberman, February 9, 1939, Brooklyn, New York, is an American songwriter, and part of a successful songwriting partnership with his wife, Cynthia Weil. Mann co-wrote the song with Mike Anthony (Michael Logiudice).
Johnson also serves on the advisory board of Power Corporation of Canada.
He was made a trustee of Duke University and served on the advisory councils of several universities.From November 1992 to May 1994, Cohen was Vice Chairman and a director of Republic New York. “Sandy” Weill (born March 16, 1933) is an American banker, financier and philanthropist.He is a former chief executive and chairman of Citigroup. He also attended Peekskill Military Academy in Peekskill, New York, then enrolled at Cornell University where he was active in the Air Force ROTC and the Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity.Johnson maintains homes in Caledon, Ontario, Jupiter, Florida and Sparta Township, New Jersey.He was extensively profiled in the book Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco by Wall Street Journal columnists and in the movie of the same name (see Barbarians at the Gate).In 1961, Mann had his biggest hit to that time with “I Love How You Love Me“, written with Larry Kolber and a No. (Seven years later, Bobby Vinton would take the song into the Top 10.) Also in 1961, Mann himself hit the Top 40 as a performer with a novelty song co-written with Gerry Goffin, “Who Put The Bomp“, which parodied the nonsense words of the then-popular doo-wop genre and made the Top 40.