Deal announced: 04/25/2007
Deal withdrawn: 09/21/2007
Investors: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, GS Capital Partners
Value of the deal: $8.2 billion
This high-profile break-up ended with KKR andGoldman announcing they would walk away from the deal, citing an unspecified material adverse change.
Ultimately the two sides filed a termination agreement whereby KKR would buy $400 million of Harman senior convertible notes and have a representative on the company's board.
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