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Buck Auto Care Products: Selling a Private Company
Product Number:
9B16N018
Publication Date:
07/06/2016
Revised Date:
05/15/2017
Length:
10 pages (6 pages of text)
Product Type:
Case (Gen Exp)
Source:
Ivey
The chief financial officer (CFO) of Buck Auto Care Products (Buck’s), a Toronto-based manufacturer and distributor of premium car care products, had to prepare for a meeting with the company’s vice-president (VP) of sales and the VP of manufacturing. The staff had heard rumours that the company was for sale, but no one had received any confirmation until now. The company was founded in 1975 as a chain of car-wash stands in Toronto and Mississauga, and in order to supplement the chain’s income, Buck's created a line of complementary automotive care products, which eventually became the sole focus of the business. A competitor was interested in buying the company. As the CFO prepared a response to the competitor's offer, she thought about the various issues she had to consider before coming up with a valuation.
Learning Objective:
This case has been designed for use at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and can be used in finance or entrepreneurship courses to address managing the sale of a private firm, understanding competitive dynamics, and valuation.
Issues:
Disciplines:
Finance,  Entrepreneurship
Industries:
Manufacturing
Setting:
Canada, Small, 2016
Intended Audience:
Undergraduate/MBA
Price:
$5.30 CAD / $5.00 USD Printed Copy
$4.50 CAD / $4.25 USD Permissions
$4.50 CAD / $4.25 USD Digital Download
Associated Materials
Supplements: 7B16N018 (65 KB)
Translations: Portuguese (10 pages)
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