Finn Casperson: Time To Unload The Family Business

It may be the end of a dynasty. On Feb. 17, Beneficial Chairman Finn Caspersen announced that the finance company he had run for 22 years--and his father for 17 years before him--may be put on the block in an effort to enhance shareholder value. The news sent the stock up 37%, to 112 7/8.

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