In mid 1993, Louis Robert, a recent INSEAD graduate with significant consulting experience but limited financial resources, begins the search for a company to acquire. The case describes the search process and focuses on one opportunity, the Carter-Presser Company.
The case is designed to expose students to the problems of deal search and opportunity recognition phases of the entrepreneurial process. Louis Robert (B): The Deal Louis Robert, a recent MBA graduate from INSEAD with extensive consulting experience but limited financial resources, is analyzing the leveraged acquisition of a chain of furniture stores in Northern France. Pedagogical Objectives: Focuses on deal analysis and structuring to take full advantage of taxes. Also highlights negotiation strategies.