Technical Data Corp.
Describes a decision confronting the president of a small company about selling some or all of the shares in his company to another firm. Technical Data Corp. provides analytical services to professional bond market traders over a system of computer terminals operated by Telerate. The company began operation in 1980 and has been very successful. The key issues in the case are: how the value of the company should be estimated and what a reasonable negotiating strategy for the potential sale of the company is.