Teaching Note | HBS Case Collection | January 2013 (Revised October 2014)


by Timothy A. Luehrman


This case consists primarily of excerpts from term sheets and prospectuses for six securities offerings made by US companies during 2009-2010, just after the financial crisis and recession of 2008-09. There are three issues of senior unsecured notes, one floating rate note, one equity offering, and one convertible note. The issuers are Microsoft, Coca Cola Enterprises, Norfolk Southern, IBM, Ford Motor, and Cephalon.

Keywords: Debt Securities; Financial Crisis; United States;


Luehrman, Timothy A. "Tombstones." Harvard Business School Teaching Note 213-085, January 2013. (Revised October 2014.)