Junior Takeover Terrors

Lawrence Seidman and Richard Whitman aren't exactly the "takeover terrors" that Icahn, Kravis, or LeBow are reputed to be. But they have made some buyout hits of their `wn. Because of their large stake in Crestmont Financial, they took control and later sold the company to New Jersey's Summit Bancorp. They also participated when Summit went into the arms of UJB Financial, a New Jersey bank holding company that agreed on Sept. 11 to buy Summit for $1.2 billion in stock.

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