Thoma Bravo–Citect Corporation Take-Private Harvard Case Solution & Analysis

In 2006, Citect Corporation, a publicly traded Australian software company, was the subject of a battle between the absorption of financial sponsor and strategic buyer. Thoma Bravo, an American private equity firm, was to decide on the acquisition strategy in competition with Schneider Electric, a large French multinational. Case allows us to conduct a thorough analysis of customer types (financial vs. strategic), the strategy of the transaction and evaluation. Among the other topics covered in the case, the importance of due diligence, the potential for value creation through private equity firms operating improvements, the use of support in the transaction strategy and problems of cross-border acquisitions. "Hide
by Nabil N. El-Hage, Michel Simon C. Source: Harvard Business School 22 pages. Publication Date: August 20, 2008. Prod. #: 209022-PDF-ENG

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