Supplement | HBS Case Collection | August 2009 (Revised August 2010)

Eddie Bauer (B)

by Paul M. Healy, Sharon P. Katz and Aldo Sesia


In February 2007, shareholders of Eddie Bauer, the specialty apparel retailer, were scheduled to vote on management's proposed sale of the company to two private equity firms. More than 50% of outstanding shares in Eddie Bauer needed to be voted in favor of the deal for it to be finalized. Shareholders needed to decide whether to vote for or against the proposed sale, which was fully endorsed by the board of Eddie Bauer.

Keywords: Financial Statements; Mergers and Acquisitions; Governing and Advisory Boards; Privatization; Valuation; Apparel and Accessories Industry; Retail Industry; United States;


Healy, Paul M., Sharon P. Katz, and Aldo Sesia. "Eddie Bauer (B)." Harvard Business School Supplement 110-009, August 2009. (Revised August 2010.)