Global

November 2021

Pass the Keys (B)

By John Mullins

The past year, 2019, had been an exhilarating one for Alex Lyakhotskiy and his team. Buoyed by a new franchise model that was working well for opening new cities, alongside better execution in some of the company’s existing cities, Pass the Keys’ growth had accelerated. Happily, it was looking l...

November 2021

Pass the Keys (A)

By John Mullins

It was a cold, blustery February morning in 2019. Pass the Keys co-founders Alex Lyakhotskiy and Zoe Vu were reflecting with their team on the three and a half years that their fast-growing company had been in business. “We’re now managing 480 properties in nine cities across the UK. Most of our...

March 2012

Carnival Corporation: The P&O Princess Acquisition (A)

By Donald Sull, Stefano Turconi, Barbara Muckermann

Set in January 2002, this case examines the three-way takeover battle for cruise industry dominance involving Carnival, P&O Princess and Royal Caribbean. It also documents the evolution of the modern cruise industry and the competitive dynamics that led to momentous consolidation. After secret m...

March 2012

Carnival Corporation: The P&O Princess Acquisition (B)

By Donald Sull, Stefano Turconi, Barbara Muckermann

Set in January 2002, this case examines the three-way takeover battle for cruise industry dominance involving Carnival, P&O Princess and Royal Caribbean. It also documents the evolution of the modern cruise industry and the competitive dynamics that led to momentous consolidation. After secret m...

November 2021

MOVE Guides (C)

By John Mullins, Tiffany Putimahtama

Having decided to go where her customers wanted to take her, CEO Brynne Kennedy had led MOVE Guides into the managed-moves market segment, in addition to the lump-sum moves segment that had given her company its start. By any measure, the company had grown: in top-line revenue, in head count, and (t...

November 2021

MOVE Guides (B)

By John Mullins, Tiffany Putimahtama

It was August 2014. The MOVE Guides team had successfully converted two of their initial pilot clients into paying customers whose employees were delighted with the company’s support of their moves.  Brynne Kennedy and her team were successfully closing a couple of additional lump-sum clients reg...

November 2021

MOVE Guides (A)

By John Mullins, Tiffany Putimahtama

It was a crisp autumn day in London in 2012. Brynne Kennedy and Steve Black, the co-founders of MOVE Guides, were huddling with their lead software developer, Peter Almasi, and their lead angel investor, Kevin Eyres. Their fledgling business had come a long way since its July launch, with pilot prog...

March 2019

ENGIE’s GEM business unit: Towards a new way of working

By Julian Birkinshaw, Ken Mark

The case is set in early 2019. Edouard Neviaski is CEO of the Global Energy Markets (GEM) division of Engie, a very large French energy company. He has been pushing a major programme of change over the previous three years and is considering the next steps: how to maintain momentum, what additional ...