Supplement | HBS Case Collection | June 1990 (Revised August 1990)

Sun Microsystems, Inc.--1987 (B)

by Carliss Y. Baldwin

Abstract

Describes a specific opportunity to seek financing from AT&T as part of a proposed technological joint venture. Students must consider the price paid and control rights attached to a large block of shares and outline a negotiating position for each side.

Keywords: Joint Ventures; Stock Shares; Financing and Loans; Price; Governance Controls; Rights; Negotiation; Opportunities; Computer Industry;

Citation:

Baldwin, Carliss Y. "Sun Microsystems, Inc.--1987 (B)." Harvard Business School Supplement 290-052, June 1990. (Revised August 1990.)