Case | HBS Case Collection | October 1981 (Revised August 2010)

Quabbin Cablevision Company

by Henry B. Reiling

Abstract

Several entrepreneurs are considering the purchase of an existing cable TV business with the financial assistance of several investors. They must decide whether to establish the company as a partnership or a corporation, and how to capitalize the company for an optimal blend of tax and other business considerations. Adapted from a case by P.J. Barack.

Keywords: Mergers and Acquisitions; Business Organization; Television Entertainment; Entrepreneurship; Capital Structure; Taxation; Telecommunications Industry; Massachusetts;

Citation:

Reiling, Henry B. "Quabbin Cablevision Company." Harvard Business School Case 282-003, October 1981. (Revised August 2010.)