In March 2000, a group of private investors and executives negotiating an agreement to acquire the hard disk drive operations of Seagate Technology. The motivation for the acquisition was the seemingly anomalous market value of equity Seagate Seagate equity value was only a fraction of the value of its minority stake in Veritas Software Corporation, a software manufacturer. The investor group had to decide how much to offer the corporate assets, and how to finance the transaction. More c … Read more »

In March 2000, a group of private investors and executives negotiating an agreement to acquire the hard disk drive operations of Seagate Technology. The motivation for the acquisition was the seemingly anomalous market value of equity Seagate Seagate equity value was only a fraction of the value of its minority stake in Veritas Software Corporation, a software manufacturer. The investor group had to decide how much to offer the corporate assets, and how to finance the transaction. Further complicating the analysis was the fact that was different from traditional buyout settings, the target company in a highly cyclical and volatile capital -. Intensive industry
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Gregor Andrade,
Todd Pulvino,
Stuart C. Gilson
Source: HBS Premier Case Collection
19 pages.
Publication Date: Apr 16, 2001. Prod #: 201063-PDF-ENG
Seagate Technology Buyout HBR case solution

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