Maurizio Zollo

The case presents the IPO of Neopost SA, manufacturer of document handling and postage meter equipment on the Paris Stock Exchange. This IPO constitutes the exit for the buyout specialist, BCPartners, who invested in the company during its spin-off from Alcatel, and subsequently took over the majority of the equity in a secondary buyout.

Published 03 Jan 2006

Reference 5222

Topic Economics & Finance

Region Europe

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The case presents the IPO of Neopost SA, manufacturer of document handling and postage meter equipment on the Paris Stock Exchange. This IPO constitutes the exit for the buyout specialist, BCPartners, who invested in the company during its spin-off from Alcatel, and subsequently took over the majority of the equity in a secondary buyout.

Published 03 Jan 2006

Reference 5222

Topic Economics & Finance

Region Europe

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Case Writers: John QUICK and Christopher RATHSACK This case considers the strategic options available to a firm in managing its patent portfolio, including licensing, commercialization, donation to a university, and holding options open.

Published 01 Feb 2004

Reference 5181

Topic Strategy

Region North America

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This case considers the valuation of entrepreneurial start-ups possessing follow-on technological opportunities as well as abandonment options for their project.

Published 01 Jan 2004

Reference 5182

Topic Entrepreneurship

Region North America

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The case series illustrates the decision-making process and the negotiation complexities of a leveraged buy-out proposal made by Italtel management to their holding company, Telecom Italia.

Published 01 Jan 2004

Reference 5061

Topic Strategy

Region Europe

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The case series illustrates the decision-making process and the negotiation complexities of a leveraged buy-out proposal made by Italtel management to their holding company, Telecom Italia.

Published 01 Jan 2004

Reference 5061

Topic Strategy

Region Europe

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The case series illustrates the decision-making process and the negotiation complexities of a leveraged buy-out proposal made by Italtel management to their holding company, Telecom Italia.

Published 01 Jan 2004

Reference 5061

Topic Strategy

Region Europe

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The case series illustrates the decision-making process and the negotiation complexities of a leveraged buy-out proposal made by Italtel management to their holding company, Telecom Italia.

Published 01 Jan 2004

Reference 5061

Topic Strategy

Region Europe

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The case series illustrates the decision-making process and the negotiation complexities of a leveraged buy-out proposal made by Italtel management to their holding company, Telecom Italia.

Published 01 Jan 2004

Reference 5061

Topic Strategy

Region Europe

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ADP signs its largest acquisition deal in history, to purchase GSI in August 1995. If the divergence of cultures in both companies isn’t enough -- ADP management being used to tight controls and double-digit growth and GSI management groomed to run their own show in spite of recent poor financial results -- there are tremendous differences in operations across functional areas to resolve.

Published 01 Jul 2003

Reference 5118

Topic Strategy

Industry Information Services

Region Global

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