Ivey Publishing
Zimmer Holdings (A): Acquisition of Centerpulse, Switzerland
Product Number:
9B07M016
Publication Date:
10/04/2007
Revised Date:
10/25/2012 (Data)
Length:
24 pages (12 pages of text)
Product Type:
Case (Field)
Source:
Ivey
Zimmer Holdings, an orthopedic devices company in the United States, is suddenly faced with the prospect of its British competitor acquiring one of the Swiss companies, which would have been an ideal target for its own acquisition. With the announcement of the merger already in the news, Zimmer Holdings has a narrow time window to decide its response. Students are asked to take the position of an advisor to senior management and provide a recommendation to management on actions to pursue. The case provides an ideal platform to discuss global competition and the imperatives of a global marketplace, evaluation of a target and assessing the uncertainties in the process, discussing negotiating strategies and post-acquisition processes.
Issues:
Disciplines:
General Management/Strategy,  International
Industries:
Manufacturing
Setting:
United States, Large, 2006
Intended Audience:
Undergraduate/MBA
Price:
$4.25 CAD / $4.25 USD Printed Copy
$3.75 CAD / $3.75 USD Permissions
$3.75 CAD / $3.75 USD Digital Download
Associated Materials
Translations: German (25 pages)
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