Originally Posted by Bum
Didn't Haruhi's loan get paid off? Plus he was already making a fortune off the Host Club. If it was an investor's group, why would the rest of them give up their shares? No, he did it alone. I don't think he wasn't planning to do it either. Tamaki did push him to take over no matter what. ^^
That's not how investing works. They didn't give up their shares, they just kept the Ootori on as the managers, while still owning the company.
The Ootori obviously/probably had some management problems internally if they weakened themselves enough to get bought out. That his son saved the company is probably a pretty bad move from a personal finance standpoint, letting personal/emotional priorities supersede fiduciary duties. I think it would've been more impressive had he NOT saved the company and then lorded it over his father with all the money he would've saved.