Case | HBS Case Collection | January 2000 (Revised May 2007)


by Thomas R. Piper and Jeremy Cott


Divisional management must decide whether to support a leveraged buyout by a private equity group and, if so, what percent of ownership should go to the various partners involved. The appropriateness of the financing structure and the value of the equity depend on the sustainability of the turnaround effected less than one year earlier.

Keywords: Leveraged Buyouts; Capital Structure; Valuation; Ownership Stake; Forecasting and Prediction;


Piper, Thomas R., and Jeremy Cott. "Dressen." Harvard Business School Case 200-041, January 2000. (Revised May 2007.)