Case | HBS Case Collection | January 2006 (Revised February 2007)

SuperCat Powerboats (A)

by James L. Heskett

Abstract

Ryan and David Kratz have formed a new company, under very favorable terms, with a fiberglass boat builder. But at the signing of the agreement for the new company's information, the builder's spouse suggests that the Kratz's share of ownership be reduced from 67% to 50%, substantially changing the ownership dynamics.

Keywords: Business Startups; Negotiation; Ownership Stake; Consumer Products Industry;

Citation:

Heskett, James L. "SuperCat Powerboats (A)." Harvard Business School Case 806-102, January 2006. (Revised February 2007.)