The case simulates the experience of a private equity investor evaluating a possible investment, which is why the students: to determine (1) the risks and merits of an investment in Toys “R” Us, (2) evaluate the range of returns with several operating model to identify scenarios, and (3) strategic measures taken to could improve the risk / return profile of the investment. The case also discusses trends and participants in the private equity industry.

The case simulates the experience of a private equity investor evaluating a possible investment, which is why the students: to determine (1) the risks and merits of an investment in Toys “R” Us, (2) evaluate the range of returns with several operating model to identify scenarios, and (3) strategic measures taken to could improve the risk / return profile of the investment. The case also discusses trends and participants in the private equity industry.
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David P. Stowell
Matthew Raino
Source: Kellogg School of Management
23 pages.
Release Date: 1 January 2007. Prod #: KEL168-PDF-ENG
The Toys “R” Us LBO HBR case solution