Case | HBS Case Collection | December 2002 (Revised November 2003)

Tympani Board, The

by G. Felda Hardymon, Josh Lerner and Ann Leamon


Mike Tarkington, a partner at Reality Venture Partners, must recommend a course of action to his colleague, Steve Bonhomme. Bonhomme is trying to decide whom he should put on the board of a company that is acquiring one of Reality's portfolio companies. Reality will own a very small portion of the merged entity, which will be headquartered in Finland, and Bonhomme is considering a host of options.

Keywords: Mergers and Acquisitions; Decision Making; Equity; Venture Capital; Governing and Advisory Boards; Finland; United States;


Hardymon, G. Felda, Josh Lerner, and Ann Leamon. "Tympani Board, The." Harvard Business School Case 803-105, December 2002. (Revised November 2003.)