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Chips on the Side (A): The Buy-Out of Avago Technologies

Published 31 Jan 2012
Reference 5832
Industry Private Equity
Region North America
Summary

A consortium of private equity firms (KKR and Silver Lake Partners) is in the process of acquiring the semi-conductor division of Agilent. To prepare for the signing of the acquisition agreement and the subsequent transfer of ownership, the deal team is revisiting their investment thesis with respect to upsides and risks.

Teaching objectives

To explore the complexities of a typical buy-out situation from the operational side. Specifically, what are the highest impact value creation levers and biggest risks, and how to mitigate them. To discuss why Agilent wanted to sell the business and why PE firms might be a better owner at the time of the transaction.

Keywords
  • Private Equity
  • Buyout
  • KKR
  • Silver Lake Partners
  • Semiconductors
  • Due diligence
  • Risk
  • Avago Technologies
  • Q21112
  • Corporate Governance
  • Auditing, Risk Control and Performance
  • GPEI
  • GPEI-Case
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