Aramark: LBO at a Crossroads

How should a newly hired CEO lead his company’s transition to the next phase of ownership and capital structure five years after the execution of a leveraged buyout?
Margaret Cannella, Ellen Carr  | Summer 2013
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The first consideration of private equity ownership is achieving milestones to exit from the investment. Aramark, a classic leveraged buy-out company, has been private for many years. In that timeframe, the owners have considered a few alternatives including an initial public ownership to monetize their shares. This case asks students to consider and recommend among those alternatives.

Case ID: 130307
Supplemental Materials: Teaching Slides , Aramark Student Dataset

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