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Case Study for Jamba!

Challenges: Still, the Samwers knew that Jamba! required access to both European and U.S. markets to maintain growth, and they were interested in realizing value through a public offering or strategic sale. They chose Summit Partners to help them continue Jamba!’s growth and to provide a global perspective on exit opportunities.

Solutions: In 2003, Summit Partners recapitalized Jamba! in a $40 million transaction, taking a majority ownership position. Summit then helped Jamba! increase its value by providing guidance at the board level, improving the company’s systems and controls, and helping expand its geographic reach from within Germany to across Europe. Meanwhile, Jamba!’s subscriber base increased from several hundred thousand to several million customers—making it the world’s second-largest subscription-based mobile community. Read further on Jamba!

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A Case Study for Contemporary European Regulatory Politics

INTRODUCTION: This paper seeks to place the divergent approaches of the European Union and United States toward the introduction and marketing of genetically modified (GM) foods and seeds in a broader context. It argues that an important key to understanding why Europe and the United States have chosen to regulate identical technologies in such a dissimilar fashion has to do with recent changes in politics of risk regulation in Europe.

From the 1960s through the mid 1980s, the regulation of health, safety and environmental risks was generally stricter in the United States than in Europe. Since the mid 1980s, the obverse has often been the case: a wide array of European consumer and environmental regulations, including those governing GMOs, are now more restrictive than in the United States. Click here to read more…

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Case Study of RightNow Technologies Inc

Challenges: From 1997 through 1999, RightNow Technologies, Inc., doubled its revenues and employees every quarter. However, by 1999, RightNow Technologies was competing against larger, publicly traded companies. Gianforte began considering a private equity partner to help the company expand into Europe, reach critical competitive mass, and prepare for an eventual public offering.

Solutions: In 1999 and 2000, Summit Partners made two separate equity investments in RightNow Technologies. The firm used the financing to establish a presence in Europe—a vital step to its growth—even though it initially cut into profits. In the software industry, companies with dominant market share have more capital to spend on new product development. As a result, creating better products reinforces their market share…
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Case Study on BM&FBOVESPA and General Atlantic

The Brazilian Mercantile and Futures Exchange (BM&F) selected GA to invest just prior to its IPO in November 2007 because of GA’s long-term focus, global relationships and experience investing in the capital markets sector in the U.S., Europe and Asia. GA’s investment served as an anchor for the IPO and helped to attract international investors to this successful offering. In 2008, BM&F merged with Bovespa to create BM&FBOVESPA. Click here to read more…

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Case Study about Coal

Introduction: Coal is one of the worlds major energy sources providing in 2000 24.9% of the worlds primary energy requirements. This compares with oil at 40% and natural gas at 24.7% (BP Statistical Review June 2001) Significant deposits of coal exist in all of the world’s major continents and production is wide spread, including some of the world’s most stable economies. World hard coal production in 2000 was 3639 million tonne and production of brown coal was 895 million tonne (IEA Coal information 2001)…

Production and demand : Over 80% of the world’s coal production is used in its country of origin. Some economies such as China and Poland are heavily reliant on coal since they have limited alternative energy sources. Whilst coal production in Europe is declining rapidly this is not true of the whole of the developed world. Coal production in the USA for example increased from 710 million tonne in 1980 to 899 million tonne in 2000. By contrast in the same period European 4 Coal Case Study production fell from 500 million tonne to 207 million tonne…
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Case Study on Employment Impact of Relocation of Multinational Companies

Case Study: Index

>Profile of multinational companies
>Effects on employment
>Factors determining location decisions
>List of company case studies
>Analysis of individual case studies

Introduction: The present report is a follow-up study to ERM case studies in Europe: the employment impact. The latter was carried out in early 2008 and examined cases of offshoring, or relocation, of production by companies, in particular between the EU15 countries (EU15 – prior to the 2004 enlargement) and the new Member States…
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Case Study of Laing O’Rourke

Laing O’Rourke is a global construction solutions provider. The company is made up of a range of engineering, construction and specialist services companies, employing over 30,000 people across Europe, the Middle East, South Asia and Australasia, providing services in all aspects of project management and delivery, through to operations, maintenance and decommissioning. Read further on Laing O’Rourke

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Case Study for Role of Six Sigma in Financial Services

An international bank with 50 branches in Germany and approximately 300 employees decided in 2003 to adopt Six Sigma in all its business units in Europe. It then set out to use Six Sigma to implement one of its priority business strategies – significantly grow its car loan business in the next two years. The bank’s goal was to increase car loans by 100 percent in the first year, and by another 70 percent in the second year. Click here to read more on Role of Six Sigma in Financial Services..

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Distribution Management for spare parts- solving the problem with fluctuating demand

A general purpose of this thesis can be defined as to examine and evaluate the possibilities to solve the problem with fluctuating demand on spare parts from the local sales subsidiaries in the three big markets in Europe. A secondary, more specific, purpose of this thesis is to investigate what the possibilities are to implement direct distribution of spare parts to these countries and what the implications of such an action would be.
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A Case Study on Marketing Management

Case Study about Marketing Management

Brand Bond: The World Is Not Enough: Global Film Industry, despite having started in Europe, had lost its prominence to the Hollywood. It is believed that one among the few, for the Europeans to take credential, is the creation of brand like James Bond, a fictional character that was conceived by the British-born Ian Fleming. Having his novel Dr. No made into a feature film by EON Productions in 1962, the Bond movie series is numbering twenty-one in 2006. Click here to read more…

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