Could Best Buy be a great buyout candidate?

Bloomberg floats that possibility, citing the Richfield-based retailer's strong cash flow (thought it remains to be seen how strong that will be after the holiday season, which has featured deep promotional spending).

Here's the nut graf, but the full story is definitely worth a read:

Best Buy declined to comment on the speculation.

Of course, some private equity deals for other retailers - Sears, Musicland, Wilson's Leather, to name just a few - haven't worked out too well in recent years.