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AMF (A)

This background case traces the origin and growth of this leisure conglomerate through the point when it was the victim of a hostile takeover by Irwin Jacobs. The case covers the mechanics and terminology of takeovers, and the exhibits contain enough financing information to allow students to evaluate AMF's operating performance and attractiveness as a takeover. The B case (OM-0638) covers the lev ...

AMF (B): The Purchasing of AMF Bowling

This companion case to "AMF (A)" (OM-0637) covers the leveraged buyout of AMF Bowling by Commonwealth Venture Partners in late 1986. It contains a description of the bowling industry and related trends. Exhibits give management's projected cash flows, which the students should adjust for company valuation. Students must value the business and decide the best price for AMF Bowling. (Follow-up case ...

AMF (C): The Turnaround Of AMF Bowling

This case follows OM-0637 and OM-0638. After the leveraged buyout of AMF Bowling is complete, management has to develop a plan for improving cash flow in order to repay loans. The case outlines area-management studies and cost-cutting measures that are considered. Students should evaluate the pros and cons of each alternative and determine which alternatives they would implement. (The follow-up c ...

AMF (D): The Decentralization of AMF Bowling

Once short-term cash flow has improved (see OM-0637, OM-0638, and OM-0639), management at AMF is able to focus on long-term strategy. Four distinct technologies within the company suggest decentralization. This case covers the rationale for decentralization and the costs involved. Students must decide whether the decentralization is a good long-term strategy. ...

Automated Design, Inc. (B)

Automated Design, Inc., is the leading producer of equipment used in engineering and manufacturing companies to improve process speed and quality. Automated Design is the market leader and is growing at more than 50% per year. The strategic problem is to find the cash to support the growth. ...

AVID Medical, Inc.

This case describes the rapid growth of a start-up company which benefited from the identification of a specific market niche. The company, over a short time, became positive in EBITDA and then PAT. The case is rich in operational details regarding scheduling, inventories, workforce planning, capacity expansion, and customer service. The strategic issue in the case involves the looming decision to ...

Chesapeake and Shorewood Hostile Bids: A Tale of Two Boards (A)

The purpose of this case is to present a series of strategic issues faced by a $1/B company. The situation called for a major restructuring immediately followed by a hostile takeover bid. The company won a Delaware State Court decision in the case of the hostile offer. ...

Chesapeake and Shorewood Hostile Bids: A Tale of Two Boards (B)

The purpose of this case is to present a series of strategic issues faced by a $1/B company. The situation called for a major restructuring immediately followed by a hostile takeover bid. The company won a Delaware State Court decision in the case of the hostile offer. ...

Corporate Governance: The Jack Wright Series (1) Jack Wright, Director

This is the first case study of 12 in the Jack Wright series of cases on corporate governance. This first case describes the process by which Wright came to be asked to join the board of Mega Corporation. The case requires students to consider the pros and cons of board membership and decide whether they would recommend Wright join the board. ...

Corporate Governance: The Jack Wright Series (10)?Dealing with External Pressures

This case finds Jack Wright, now chairman of the Mega Corporation board, having to deal with an offer from a director to buy the company, in either a friendly or unfriendly fashion. This case is taught together with case 9 in the series. ...

Corporate Governance: The Jack Wright Series (11) How Directors Get Into Trouble?Interlocking Directors

This case finds Jack Wright and the Mega Corporation board having to deal with a conflict situation involving a director and a "sticky situation" that has emerged from another board on which the director sits. The discussion must deal with both the director's dilemma on the other board and Jack's responsibilities as chair of the Mega board. ...

Corporate Governance: The Jack Wright Series (12) How Directors Get into Trouble

This brief case provides for a summary discussion of the ways Mega Corporation's board found itself in trouble and the actions that might have been taken to prevent the troubles. ...
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