American Greetings could be more flexible if they go private, says Weatherhead’s Scott Fine

American Greetings’ Weiss family aims to take the company private again, via an $878 million offer for outstanding shares

The Plain Dealer: American Greetings Corp.’s board of directors agreed to a transaction that would take the publicly held company private. Going private could give the company freedom to take risks without worrying about keeping shareholders happy. “They can be a little more flexible and make some long-term bets,” said Scott Fine, professor of banking and finance.