Vikas A. Aggarwal

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
In 2017, Chen Amit and Oren Zeev, co-founders of Tipalti, an end-to-end payment processing start-up, are about to close its Series C investment round when they receive a warning about one of the new investors slated to fund over half the round.

Published 06 Apr 2020

Reference 6570

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Financial Services

Region North America

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In 2017, Chen Amit and Oren Zeev, co-founders of Tipalti, an end-to-end payment processing start-up, are about to close its Series C investment round when they receive a warning about one of the new investors slated to fund over half the round.

Published 06 Apr 2020

Reference 6570

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Financial Services

Region North America

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In 2018, the Luxury Closest (TLC), an e-commerce marketplace for pre-owned luxury goods based in Dubai, receives Series C investment from two venture capital firms, Middle East Venture Partners and Wamda Capital. CEO Kunal Kapoor needs to evaluate three distinct paths for the company’s expansion over the coming 18 months.

Published 31 May 2019

Reference 6505

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Venture Capital Luxury Goods and Jewelry E-Commerce

Region Middle-East

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In May 2012, private equity firm KKR is considering the buyout of WMF group (WMF), a diversified kitchenware and professional coffee machine manufacturer headquartered in Geislingen, Germany. The deal seems a potentially compelling investment opportunity, with various options for value creation – expanding WMF’s well-established brand to other geographies as well as reducing costs.

Published 28 Aug 2017

Reference 6310

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Private Equity

Region Europe

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This case examines a critical decision faced by the partners of a venture capital firm, Adara Venture Partners, in June 2013. In the course of raising their second fund, the partners face the prospect of an anchor investor pulling out because Adara had not yet assembled sufficient capital to meet the end-of-month deadline to complete the fund’s first closing.

Published 11 Jun 2015

Reference 5822

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Venture Capital Private Equity

Region Europe

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A consortium of private equity firms (KKR and Silver Lake Partners) is in the process of acquiring the semi-conductor division of Agilent. To prepare for the signing of the acquisition agreement and the subsequent transfer of ownership, the deal team is revisiting their investment thesis with respect to upsides and risks.

Published 27 Mar 2012

Reference 5832

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Private Equity

Region North America

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In 2009, Siraj Capital is deciding whether to invest in Tower United Contracting Company, a telecom infrastructure provider based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The protagonist needs to evaluate the risks associated with the investment, as well as the value that Siraj Capital brings to the deal.

Published 27 Feb 2012

Reference 5862

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Private Equity

Region Middle-East

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A consortium of private equity firms (KKR and Silver Lake Partners) is in the process of acquiring the semi-conductor division of Agilent. To prepare for the signing of the acquisition agreement and the subsequent transfer of ownership, the deal team is revisiting their investment thesis with respect to upsides and risks.

Published 31 Jan 2012

Reference 5832

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Private Equity

Region North America

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A consortium of private equity firms (KKR and Silver Lake Partners) is in the process of acquiring the semi-conductor division of Agilent. To prepare for the signing of the acquisition agreement and the subsequent transfer of ownership, the deal team is revisiting their investment thesis with respect to upsides and risks.

Published 31 Jan 2012

Reference 5832

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Private Equity

Region North America

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Adaptation and Innovation in Dynamic Settings