In the following video, Motley Fool consumer goods analyst Blake Bos takes a look at a Wall Street Journal report from yesterday saying that Best Buy (NYSE: BBY ) founder and former chairman Richard Schulze may not make an offer to buy out the company after all, and may instead team up with a group of investors to purchase a minority stake. Blake looks at how the different buyout possibilities are taking investors on a roller-coaster ride, discusses what the outcome might be in each scenario, and tells shareholders what the best-case scenario would be.
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