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2021

Valuing Privately Owned Companies: Valuation Techniques – Technical Note

By John Mullins, Robert M Johnson, Steve Pesenti

It is commonly said that the valuation of companies is more of an art than a science. The essence of this statement is that arriving at a valuation is a matter of judgment, balancing the consideration of various factors, rather than the mechanical application of a mathematical formula. This is espec...

2014

Vodafone Turkey (A)

By A. Gokhan Ay, Michael Jacobides, Tom Albrighton

Vittorio Colao was appointed Chief Executive of Vodafone Group plc on 29 July 2008. Given the ongoing economic tumult, one of his first acts as CEO was to stress that the company had to “batten down the hatches” to survive. The days of multi-billion pound deals were over, he added.Vittorio inher...

2019

Yulife: Redefining Life Insurance

By Julian Birkinshaw, Ken Mark

Yulife is a digital-first life insurance and rewards company that is seeking to disrupt the centuries-old life insurance market. Its founders are a combination of insurance industry veterans and executives in finance, wealth management and gaming. The challenge the company faces is that it cannot go...

2020

Zensar Technologies

By Julian Birkinshaw, Tanvi Deshpande

The case study describes the digital transformation of Zensar Technologies Ltd. under CEO Sandeep Kishore. Zensar was a mid-tier IT services company based in Pune, India; profitable and successful but without any obvious differentiating features and with relatively weak growth. On his arrival in 20...