For Lodestar, a successful deal would help to establish its own reputation.
"That's what always happens, and here we're talking about one of the very few successful deals venture capitalists have had in years."
At the same time, he clearly overestimated his own importance in a successful deal.
It is hard to measure how much more or less than comparable deals Finland had to pay in yield for the successful deal.
The deal, if successful, will free the Weinsteins from debt.
Any successful deal is likely to involve major union concessions.
"A successful deal on the Stock Exchange in fact!"
But is a successful deal negotiable at this point?
The deal, if successful, would be the largest takeover in British business history.
Some of the most successful deals were those Gerard called "capers."