“It’s highly unusual,” said Kai Li, a finance professor at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business. “The family is in the middle of a mega acquisition. Typically, it would be the targeted firm that implodes. … You would expect that they would be relatively well behaved.”
The slugfest over control of Rogers Communications, Canada’s largest wireless carrier, has drawn a host of comparisons: a Shakespearean drama full of twists and betrayals, a clan-vs.-clan tangle worthy of CBS soap “The Young and the Restless,” and infighting and intrigue akin to the HBO series “Succession.”
Martha Rogers, one of the protagonists of this real-life Canadian saga, has likened it instead to another HBO offering: The bloody fantasy series “Game of Thrones,” with its tyrant kings, wedding massacres and fire-breathing dragons.
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