Case | HBS Case Collection | January 2002 (Revised April 2002)

Martin Smith: May 2002

by G. Felda Hardymon, Josh Lerner and Ann Leamon


Martin Smith, a recent HBS graduate, has just begun working with a leveraged buyout firm. His first assignment is to evaluate three different deals and make recommendations to the partners. As he studies the deals, he realizes that each has different merits and drawbacks and that his recommendation must take into account not only the specifics of each target company but also the situation of his firm. Also, he must consider the stage of his career and that of the senior partner.

Keywords: Leveraged Buyouts; Personal Development and Career; Financial Strategy; Partners and Partnerships;


Hardymon, G. Felda, Josh Lerner, and Ann Leamon. "Martin Smith: May 2002." Harvard Business School Case 802-160, January 2002. (Revised April 2002.)