Sylvie Bergeron

The case presents describes the tumultuous leadership of Carly Fiorina at HP, from her nomination as CEO, then chair, and early attempts at strategic change (a move to buy PwC Consulting) to a major acquisition (Compaq) and ultimately her removal by a board coup. At the time she was fired (and replaced by Mark Hurd from NCR) the share price was rising and results were coming through.

Published 27 May 2016

Reference 6075

Topic Strategy

Industry Information Technology and Services

Region North America

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Two young Russian entrepreneurs create a sizeable and profitable construction business through a series of acqusitions and restructuring efforts. As it begins to grow at high pace, they seek to create an effective system of corporate governance. They engage the ex-CEO of an investment company as chairman of the newly formed board with a majority of independent directors.

Published 24 Mar 2014

Reference 6050

Topic Strategy

Industry Construction

Region Other Regions

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Two young Russian entrepreneurs create a sizeable and profitable construction business through a series of acqusitions and restructuring efforts. As it begins to grow at high pace, they seek to create an effective system of corporate governance. They engage the ex-CEO of an investment company as chairman of the newly formed board with a majority of independent directors.

Published 24 Mar 2014

Reference 6050

Topic Strategy

Industry Construction

Region Other Regions

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The case focuses on the Nielsen Company, formerly known as VNU, facing investor opposition to its acquisition of IMS Health for euro 5.8 billion. It first describes the history of VNU and strategy of its CEO Robert van den Bergh as it redeploys its assets between 2000 and 2005 towards Marketing Information, and away from print media.

Published 01 Apr 2007

Reference 5433

Topic Strategy

Region Europe

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This case focuses on the conflict between the Hedge Funds and the Board and Management of Deutsche Börse, following Deutsche Börse's hostile offer for the London Stock Exchange. It allows participants to role play the perspectives of the Supervisory Board, led by Dr. Breuer, the CEO, Werner Seifert, the Hedge Funds (TCI, Atticus) and traditional investors (including Fidelity and Merrill Lynch).

Published 01 Jan 2007

Reference 5409

Topic Strategy

Region Europe

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