Jean Wee

Launched in 2011, Rebel Foods pioneered the concept of the cloud kitchen in an age when online ordering and home delivery made it possible for restaurants to sell food without a physical store front.

Published 11 Dec 2023

Reference 6758

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Food and Beverages Production

Region Asia

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Launched in 2011, Rebel Foods pioneered the concept of the cloud kitchen in an age when online ordering and home delivery made it possible for restaurants to sell food without a physical store front.

Published 11 Dec 2023

Reference 6758

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Food and Beverages Production

Region Asia

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When staff as well as investors participate in a profitable exit by a global private equity firm, the industry pays attention. KKR’s sale of CHI, a garage door manufacturer, for a 9.8X multiple of invested capital (MOIC) made headlines in early 2022 as one of KKR’s highest returns since the 1980s and for CHI’s hourly workers and truck drivers for whom the pay-out would be life changing.

Published 08 Mar 2023

Reference 6802

Topic Responsibility

Industry Private Equity

Region North America

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When staff as well as investors participate in a profitable exit by a global private equity firm, the industry pays attention. KKR’s sale of CHI, a garage door manufacturer, for a 9.8X multiple of invested capital (MOIC) made headlines in early 2022 as one of KKR’s highest returns since the 1980s and for CHI’s hourly workers and truck drivers for whom the pay-out would be life changing.

Published 08 Mar 2023

Reference 6802

Topic Responsibility

Industry Private Equity

Region North America

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The case examines the strategic rationale for the acquisition of The Body Shop – from the perspective of the buyer (Natura) and the seller (L’Oréal) – with an emphasis on the study strategic fit, synergies, and integration challenges.

Published 21 Oct 2022

Reference 6678

Topic Strategy

Industry Cosmetics

Region Europe

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When Jeremy Howard took over a small retail wine business in 2008, he thought he could do a better job of running it than the original owners. Five years later, he had helped transform it into an online wine retailer – Cru World Wine.

Published 13 Jul 2022

Reference 6762

Topic Strategy

Industry Wine and Spirits

Region Global

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What makes a good networker? What does it mean to network well? Using the analogy of investing versus gambling, this essay explores misunderstandings and misgivings about networking.

Published 16 Jun 2022

Reference 6757

Topic Leadership & Organisations

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Banking Circle (A): EQT, a global investor in private equity, infrastructure, real estate and venture had a long track-record of supporting the development of companies with significant growth potential. Its Venture equity unit had discovered Banking Circle, a fintech involved in the underlying payments infrastructure and disrupting the traditional correspondent banking industry.

Published 16 Dec 2021

Reference 6687

Topic Economics & Finance

Region Europe

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Banking Circle (A): EQT, a global investor in private equity, infrastructure, real estate and venture had a long track-record of supporting the development of companies with significant growth potential. Its Venture equity unit had discovered Banking Circle, a fintech involved in the underlying payments infrastructure and disrupting the traditional correspondent banking industry.

Published 16 Dec 2021

Reference 6687

Topic Economics & Finance

Region Europe

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Activate Healthcare, a deliverer of primary healthcare services in the US, is disrupting the way small-to mid-sized companies provide health services to their employees.

Published 08 Dec 2021

Reference 6594

Topic Responsibility

Industry Hospital & Health Care

Region North America

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When staff as well as investors participate in a profitable exit by a global private equity firm, the industry pays attention. KKR’s sale of CHI, a garage door manufacturer, for a 9.8X multiple of invested capital (MOIC) made headlines in early 2022 as one of KKR’s highest returns since the 1980s and for CHI’s hourly workers and truck drivers for whom the pay-out would be life changing.

Published 08 Mar 2023

Reference 6802

Topic Responsibility

Industry Private Equity

Region North America

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This case explores the organizational practices of GitLab, an “all remote” company with more than 1,000 employees located in 59 countries. GitLab solves the challenges of employees working in an online-only environment by relying extensively on asynchronous modes of coordination.

Published 12 Aug 2020

Reference 6579

Topic Leadership & Organisations

Industry Computer Software

Region Global

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For over 60 years, Bluebell, a major actor in the luxury B2B ecosystem, has been helping Western luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Davidoff, Moschino, Manolo Blahnik or Jimmy Choo enter key Asian markets.

Published 29 Oct 2018

Reference 6443

Topic Marketing

Industry Wholesale Luxury Goods and Jewelry

Region Asia

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In 2010, ACTIS embarked on an ambitious project to build a pan-Middle East and Africa (MEA) payments platform. It had purchased Mediterranean Smart Cards Company (MSCC), a bankcard issuer with operations across Africa, and had identified a follow-on target, Visa Jordan Card Services (VJCS) as part of its buy-and-build strategy, and another potential acquisition in South Africa.

Published 29 Jan 2018

Reference 6363

Topic Strategy

Industry Private Equity

Region Middle-East

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With the publication of CK Prahalad’s “The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid” (2005), the poor were suddenly seen as a potential market in the eyes of multinational corporations (MNCs). Although poor, the BOP is a large and growing market.

Published 27 Oct 2014

Reference 6088

Topic Strategy

Industry Pharmaceuticals

Region Asia

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