Amec Plc: Portfolio Choices from a Position of Strength

Published 25 Mar 2013
Reference 5884
Topic Strategy
Industry Construction
Region Global
Summary

AMEC is a UK stock listed company, specialized in engineering services, and globally active. Between 2005 and 2010 it divested half of its business and doubled its value. Under pressure from the financial markets, AMEC needs to decide what to do next.

Teaching objectives

1. To examine the drivers of portfolio restructuring. 2. To examine the influence of the financial markets on a firm's corporate strategy. 3. To examine the trade-offs between a focused or expansive portfolio.

Keywords
  • Q31213
  • Corporate strategy
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Scope of the firm
  • Value creation
  • Vertical integration
  • Dividend policy
  • Market pressure
  • Construction and Engineering