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(Revised from original 1983 version)
Hospital Corp. of America (B)
Focuses on HCAs financing options for reaching its target capital structure. The options include new equity conversion of convertible debentures, a debt-for-equity swap, the sale of assets, and fixed-rate debt. Students must address the problem of market timing and signaling in their choice of financing vehicles.
Credit Derivatives and Swaps;
Kester, W. Carl. "Hospital Corp. of America (B)." Harvard Business School Case 283-054, February 1988. (Revised from original January 1983 version.)