Description:Â When things looked bleak for Whole Foods in 2008, private-equity retail specialist Leonard Green & Partners gave the natural foods retailer a $425 million cash injection, gobbling up preferred stock that was later converted to nearly 30 million shares.
Questions for discussion:
- Summarize the financial analysis presented in this report.
- In your opinion, why has the firm been so successful?
- What would you advise investors do today?