January 16, 1990 |
"I've done much bigger deals than this," John K. Castle said a year ago when asked whether his investor group might launch a takeover of Dataproducts Corp., a Woodland Hills company that is the biggest independent supplier of computer printers in the country. "I've done deals in the billions of dollars." Castle's group had just bought 5% of Dataproducts' stock. A few months later his group, called DPC Acquisition Corp.
September 4, 1986
John S. Chalsty has been named president of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Inc. Chalsty, chairman of the New York securities firm's Capital Markets Group, succeeds John K. Castle, 45, who resigned to establish a private equity investment firm, the company said. The new president was expected to assume the office today after formal approval by DLJ's directors, the company said. Chalsty, 53, a native of South Africa who became a U.S.
April 25, 1989
A New York investment group that wants to buy Dataproducts Corp. in Woodland Hills said it may seek shareholder support to oust the company's directors after failing to obtain confidential financial information from the computer printer maker. The group, DPC Acquisition Partners, owns about 8% of Dataproducts. The information it has been negotiating for is being given by Dataproducts' investment bankers to prospective buyers of the company. DPC is led by John K. Castle, former chief executive of the Wall Street firm Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.
February 11, 1989 |
Dataproducts Corp. said Friday that it will begin holding talks with parties possibly interested in acquiring the Woodland Hills company that makes computer printers. The company said it has instructed the New York investment banking firm of Goldman, Sachs & Co. to "contact selected companies which have been identified as qualified prospective strategic buyers." Chairman Jack C.