Impairing the Microsoft/Nokia Pairing

25 Pages Posted: 30 May 2017

See all articles by Mark E. Haskins

Mark E. Haskins

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

Abstract

A writer of computer code, who bought and sold tech company stocks, is asked by one of his friends, who was contemplating buying some Microsoft stock, to help him understand the Microsoft/Nokia deal.

Excerpt

UVA-C-2386

Rev. Jun. 28, 2017

Impairing the Microsoft/Nokia Pairing

While most of Harry Sutton's friends used their recreational time either to play online poker or to follow their favorite band up and down the eastern seaboard, he wrote computer code, loved history trivia, and bought and sold tech company stocks. Before leaving on yet another band-following trek, one of Sutton's friends, who was contemplating buying some Microsoft stock, had asked Sutton to help him understand the Microsoft/Nokia deal.

Saga Synopsis

The public part of the Microsoft/Nokia saga essentially began with a company press release dated September 3, 2013. In that release, Microsoft announced that it had reached a stock and asset purchase agreement the previous day (Exhibit 1) with Nokia Corporation, one of Finland's flagship companies:

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Keywords: financial statements, deal failure

Suggested Citation

Haskins, Mark E., Impairing the Microsoft/Nokia Pairing. Darden Case No. UVA-C-2386, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2974101

Mark E. Haskins (Contact Author)

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