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The Gome dispute has been brewing for some time, but it's escalated recently. Analysts say there's three key reasons.
The first is the introduction of Bain Capital. It's said that Chen Xiao chose Bain Capital without telling Huang Guangyu, to combat Gome's operating capital shortage in November 2008. Huang's family has criticized the performance of Gome, after it shut down more than 300 stores in 2009. But Gome says even so, it remains the number one in the industry.
The third reason might be the stock option plan in mid 2009, which covers over 100 people in the company.
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