This case provides the outcome of the scenario provided in the (A) case, C-2305, as KKR tries to get out of the deal with Harman due to its declining profit margins. At stake for KKR is the $225 termination fee. The drama abruptly ends when KKR agrees to invest in Harman after trying and failing to be able to use a MAC provision and fearing the distraction of a lengthy court battle. Harman then announces the establishment of a new management team and an expanded board.
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