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Douglas Kass, Founder and President, Seabreeze Partners Management

by cnbc.com staff
Friday, 22 Dec 2006 | 11:10 AM ET

Douglas Kass says 2007 will start “with a bang” with two $50 billion private-equity deals. In a rollicking look at what the coming year might bring, the founder and president of Seabreeze Partners Management detailed a series of “possible improbables” on "Squawk Box”.

Surprises for '07
A look at seven possible but improbable events for 2007, with Douglas Kass, Seabreeze Partners Mgmt. President, and CNBC's Erin Burnett.

Among his “long shots”:
-Takeover powerhouse Kohlberg Kravis Roberts will lead a syndicate to buy Caterpillar.
- Silver Lake Partners will spearhead a consortium to buy Texas Instruments.
- Goldman Sachs and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway will announce a “going-private transaction” – though Kass did not specify detailas on the hypothetical deal.

Kass underscored that “these surprises are not intended to be predictions.”

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