Roy Smith

The European market for corporate control has undergone rapid change. Together with attempted takeover of Thyssen by Krupp and their eventual merger, and the successful hostile takeover of Mannesmann by Vodafone Airtouch, the takeover of Telecom Italia by Olivetti was a path-breaking event in this process.

Published 01 Jan 2000

Reference 4919

Topic Economics & Finance

Industry Telecommunications Wireless

Region Europe

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Case analysis and case questions dealing with valuation of an asset management firm and its strategic alternatives within the context of a rapidly evolving mutual fund and pension fund sector.

Published 12 Jan 1996

Reference 4673

Topic Economics & Finance

Industry Capital Markets

Region North America

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This case deals with a Eurobond issue by the Industrial Credit & Investment Corporation of India in early 1996. Students are asked to think-through the following questions: (1) What pricing level and structure may be appropriate? (2) Which markets for end-investors are most likely to be successfully addressed? (3) How should the underwriting be conducted?

Published 01 Jan 1996

Reference 4564

Topic Economics & Finance

Industry Banking

Region Asia

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Union Bank of Switzerland was (is) one of the top financial institutions in the world, and one of only three banks awarded an AAA debt rating by all of the major credit rating agencies.

Published 01 Jan 1995

Reference 4539

Topic Economics & Finance

Industry Banking

Region Europe

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Challenge by an institutional investor to the control of one of the oldest and largest U.S. banking companies. How this challenge led to the merger of Chase with Chemical Bank.

Published 01 Jan 1995

Reference 4674

Topic Economics & Finance

Industry Banking

Region North America

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This case deals with the development of a pan-European universal banking strategy by a major state-controlled financial institution. First, can Crédit Lyonnais (CL) make a multi-market retail and corporate banking strategy work in Europe, where it faces entrenched competition and vastly different banking markets in the various EU countries?

Published 01 Jan 1994

Reference 4316

Topic Economics & Finance

Industry Financial Services Banking

Region Europe

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Assessment of risk associated with a new issue of bonds by the Republic of the Philippines, brought to market in 1993 by JP Morgan, for sale to global institutional and private investors. What are the risks, and how do they compare with the returns?

Published 01 Jan 1993

Reference 4460

Topic Economics & Finance

Industry Banking

Region Asia

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This case examines the total redirection of a major bank to take advantage of fundamental shifts in global financial flows, and how that redirection was successfully executed.

Published 01 Jan 1991

Reference 4403

Topic Economics & Finance

Industry Financial Services Banking

Region North America

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Problem: how should Dennis Dammerman, CFO of GE, go about raising $5.5 billion to finance the all-cash acquisition of the RCA Corporation?

Published 01 Jan 1990

Reference 4402

Topic Economics & Finance

Industry Investment Management

Region North America

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This case study is a description of the contested takeover of Martell & Cie by Joseph Seagram & Sons in 1987. Students are required to assume the role of one of four main participants in the events surrounding the acquisition: Martell-Martell (France), Joseph Seagram & Sons (Canada), Grand Metropolitan plc (UK) and the French Ministry of Finance.

Published 01 Jan 1989

Reference 4416

Topic Economics & Finance

Industry Food and Beverages Production Wine and Spirits

Region Europe

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