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International Paper: The Aussedat-Rey Acquisition
Harris, Robert S.; Mead, Mark C. Case F-0920 / Published March 8, 2001 / 21 pages.
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International Paper is evaluating entry into European markets via acquisition of Aussedat-Rey, France's second largest paper company. The student is exposed to both strategic and valuation issues as much of the expected value of the takeover involves long-term position in the fast growing European market. The case also provides an opportunity to understand differences in cross-border takeovers as the bid is contested by a French buyer and opposed by French nationalists, thus raising political issues.


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    International Paper is evaluating entry into European markets via acquisition of Aussedat-Rey, France's second largest paper company. The student is exposed to both strategic and valuation issues as much of the expected value of the takeover involves long-term position in the fast growing European market. The case also provides an opportunity to understand differences in cross-border takeovers as the bid is contested by a French buyer and opposed by French nationalists, thus raising political issues.

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