Case | HBS Case Collection | November 2006 (Revised December 2011)

HCA, Inc. (A)

by Richard S. Ruback


Focuses on the buyout of HCA by three private equity firms: Bain Capital, KKR, and Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity. It provides an opportunity to discuss a variety of issues related to leveraged buyouts including the process, the role of private equity, the incentives of the participants, the benefits to conflicting shareholders, and the valuation of the buyout.

Keywords: Leveraged Buyouts; Private Equity; Investment; Business and Shareholder Relations; Conflict and Resolution; Valuation;


Ruback, Richard S. "HCA, Inc. (A)." Harvard Business School Case 207-076, November 2006. (Revised December 2011.)