The MCI Takeover Battle: Verizon Versus Qwest

Posted: 22 Sep 2008

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Malcolm P. Baker

Harvard Business School; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

James Quinn

Harvard University - Business School (HBS)

Date Written: September 21, 2006

Abstract

SUBJECT AREAS: Bids, Board of directors, Capital markets, Corporate governance, Financial strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Takeovers, Valuation.

MCI's board of directors is considering competing bids from Verizon and Qwest. Qwest, a smaller company with a weaker balance sheet, is offering almost a billion dollars more. But Verizon, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, has a history of successful mergers and acquisitions.

Suggested Citation

Baker, Malcolm P. and Quinn, James, The MCI Takeover Battle: Verizon Versus Qwest (September 21, 2006). HBS Case No.: 206-045, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1272115

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