Case | HBS Case Collection | October 2006

Clearwire Corporation

by Richard S. Ruback

Abstract

Explores Clearwire's decision to fund its substantial capital investments through an initial public offering (IPO) or through private equity. Clearwire is developing and deploying a broadband wireless network using WiMAX technology. It had filed a registered statement for its IPO when the alternative of funding through strategic investments by Intel and Motorola became a possibility.

Keywords: Private Equity; Wireless Technology; Technological Innovation; Initial Public Offering; Investment Portfolio; Telecommunications Industry;

Citation:

Ruback, Richard S. "Clearwire Corporation." Harvard Business School Case 207-065, October 2006.