As Best Buy Founder Leaves, Thoughts of a Leveraged Buyout Re-Emerge

With the founder of Best Buy announcing on Thursday that he was resigning immediately and potentially selling off his 20.1 percent stake in the company, many have been wondering whether the beleaguered electronics retailer may be sold.

It might be a tempting proposition for a potential buyer, like a private equity firm. But at least one analyst doesn’t think such a sale is likely, as potentially attractive as it may be.


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