Case | HBS Case Collection | February 2008 (Revised May 2008)

Tad O'Malley: The Investment Conundrum

by Felda Hardymon, Josh Lerner and Ann Leamon


Tad O'Malley has just started as an associate with Empire Investment Group. He must evaluate three investment opportunities facing the big leveraged buyout firm. All are global, but each pertains to different offices and each deal has different strengths and weaknesses. Which should he recommend to the partners for additional resources and what does a recommendation mean for his career?

Keywords: Leveraged Buyouts; Decision Choices and Conditions; Private Equity; Investment; Strength and Weakness; Negotiation Deal; Personal Development and Career;


Hardymon, Felda, Josh Lerner, and Ann Leamon. "Tad O'Malley: The Investment Conundrum." Harvard Business School Case 808-125, February 2008. (Revised May 2008.)