Case | HBS Case Collection | February 1999 (Revised June 2010)

Car Wash Partners, Inc.

by Paul A. Gompers

Abstract

Examines the investment decision of Cabot Brown and Bill Burgin, two venture capitalists, to finance Car Wash Partners (CWP). CWP intends to purchase automatic car washes around the country. Investment strategy and deal structuring are discussed.

Keywords: Mergers and Acquisitions; Entrepreneurship; Venture Capital; Financial Strategy; Auto Industry; Service Industry;

Citation:

Gompers, Paul A. "Car Wash Partners, Inc." Harvard Business School Case 299-034, February 1999. (Revised June 2010.)