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Description: The Blackstone Group, the private equity giant, agreed on Friday to buy Dynegy, the Houston power company that once sought to buy Enron, for $4.7 billion including debt, in the largest leveraged buyout so far this year.

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: 08/13/2010

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/14/business/14dynegy.html?ref=business

Questions for discussion:

  • Is this a good deal?
  • Is the risk justified?
  • What is the basic financial calculation upon which this deal is based?
  • Do you agree with this line of reasoning?

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