Case Studies

Folli Follie Group and Fosun International: A Global Partnership

How can a Greek luxury designer and retail group succeed in the Chinese luxury market, and has its Chinese partner taken on too much risk in the deal?

By Cheng Qiu, Andreas Skiadopoulos, Dong Yang, and Yina Shi under the supervision of Professor Andrew Karolyi – 14 pages. Original version dated: 01/9/2012; current version dated: 04/08/2015.

Grupo Modelo: Trouble Brewing in the Global Beer Industry

Should Anheuser-Busch make an offer to acquire 100% of Modelo as a defensive maneuver against InBev’s planned takeover?

By Uma Kakde, Kristin O’Planick, Kevin Shuller, and Jennifer Walvoord under the supervision of Professor Andrew Karolyi – 16 pages. Current version dated: 06/17/2010.

India dials Africa – Bharti Airtel acquires Zain’s African Assets

How should a Fund Manager react, after Bharti Airtel’s announcement to acquire Zain Africa BV?

By Anuj Jain, Chiropriya Dasgupta, and Saurahb Arora under the supervision of Professors Andrew Karolyi and Glen Dowell – 19 pages. Original version dated: 06/7/2010; current version: 03/22/2015.

Oil and Natural Gas Company of India: Trouble Off the Vietnamese Coast in 2011

Should the Indian government proceed with a secondary offering for the state-controlled Oil and Natural Gas Company, given the Chinese diplomatic protests about offshore exploration blocks in the South China Sea?

By Armina Hakobyan, Gokul Rajagopalan, Gopal Bethmangalkar, and Jeff West under the supervision of Professor Andrew Karolyi – 20 pages. Original version dated: 08/29/2012; current version: 04/08/2015.

Pulkovo Airport Expansion Project

Should the International Finance corporation approve debt financing for the Pulkovo Airport expansion in St. Petersburg, given the high political and corruption risk in Russia?

By James Lewis, Vanida Wongdechsareekul, Ben Freeman, Ifat Wong, and Elisabeth Cai under the supervision of Professor Andrew Karolyi – 21 pages. Original version dated: 03/14/2011; current version: 04/08/2015.

Spreadtrum Communications, 2011: Spreading into Mobile Telecommunications in China

How should an investment fund assess its position in Spreadtrum, in light of the competitive landscape for mobile telecommunications in China, and the historically ineffective intellectual property system?

By Dominic Bow, Dingding Feng, Winston Lin, Aloka Singh, and Elisabeth Cai under the supervision of Professor Andrew Karolyi – 23 pages. Current version dated: 06/22/2011.

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