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January 3, 1989 | JAMES BATES, Times Staff Writer
One of the nicknames given John K. Castle a few years ago by some of the people who worked for him on Wall Street was the "Doberman Pinscher." The inspiration for the nickname was Castle's tough, intimidating way of running things at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, the Wall Street investment firm where he ran day-to-day operations as president for more than five years and served for nearly two years as chief executive. Some likened Castle's abrasive management style to that of Gen. George S.
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January 16, 1990 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"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.
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BUSINESS
January 16, 1990 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"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.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
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February 11, 1989 | GREGORY CROUCH, Times Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
January 3, 1989 | JAMES BATES, Times Staff Writer
One of the nicknames given John K. Castle a few years ago by some of the people who worked for him on Wall Street was the "Doberman Pinscher." The inspiration for the nickname was Castle's tough, intimidating way of running things at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, the Wall Street investment firm where he ran day-to-day operations as president for more than five years and served for nearly two years as chief executive. Some likened Castle's abrasive management style to that of Gen. George S.
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March 1, 1989 | JAMES BATES, Times Staff Writer
How do you sell a company's headquarters and 22 acres you don't own? Better yet, for $57 million? A New York investment group has more or less done it. The group, DPC Acquisition Partners, announced Tuesday that it struck a tentative deal to sell Dataproducts Corp.'s headquarters in Woodland Hills and the land Dataproducts owns there to Trizec Properties, a big Canadian real estate company. But there's a catch: DPC first must gain control of Dataproducts.
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May 19, 1989 | JAMES BATES, Times Staff Writer
Dataproducts Corp., which is trying to fight off a hostile investment group that has said it wants to buy the company, announced Thursday that it is putting its Woodland Hills headquarters and other real estate up for sale. The maker of computer printers said it will distribute the net proceeds from the sale to shareholders. Dataproducts added that it is considering broader changes for the company that could include spinning off businesses, a financial restructuring and taking on partners in its "solid-ink jet" printer business, which sells a new kind of computer printer that sprays melted ink onto a page.
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