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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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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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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The case discusses a major project financing in Europe from the perspective of stock market investors, evaluating the potential risks and returns involved.

Published 01 Jan 1989

Reference 4528

Topic Economics & Finance

Industry Railroad Manufacture Banking Construction

Region Europe

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