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Finance

Banco Espírito Santo: Asset and Liability Management during the Financial Crisis

Banco Espírito Santo: Asset and Liability Management during the Financial Crisis

This is a case about the risk management of an European (Portuguese) bank at the beginning of Europe’s sovereign-debt crisis. A bank highly dependent on the wholesale funding market has to make crucial decisions about the mix of its assets and liabilities, funding and investmnent strategies and financial risk management in general...

Biotecnol:  Financing a Cure for Cancer in Portugal

Biotecnol: Financing a Cure for Cancer in Portugal

Biotecnol was the first pharmaceutical biotechnology start-up in Portugal. In 1996 this was still an emerging business in most of the world, with the initial success cases centered in the United States (Amgen, Chiron and Genentech). This case discusses the first steps of a new biotech start-up in Portugal, the evolution of its strategy, and the way financing and investment had to be readjusted to fit the company goals...

Chipidea: Successful Exit of a Venture Capital Investment

Chipidea: Successful Exit of a Venture Capital Investment

This case describes the situation faced by the CEO of Chipidea after having received an unsolicited offer to sell his company... 

Should eBay Divorce PayPal?

Should eBay Divorce PayPal?

The following case study has the goal of studying the situation involving eBay, PayPal and Carl Icahn as of February 2014. The case focuses on the role of corporate governance issues and shareholder activism in the decision to spin-off a large and important business unit.

This case is intended for graduate courses (MBA and MSc) on Corporate Restructuring and the Divestments section of Applied Corporate Finance courses. It may also fit in the shareholder activism section of a Corporate Governance course.

TIMWE IPO: Go or no go?

TIMWE IPO: Go or no go?

This case describes the dilemma faced by Diogo Salvi, founder and CEO of Portugal-based TIMWE, on the day before his company’s second IPO attempt, in May 2012. The Greek sovereign debt crisis deepened and fuelled a sudden fall in the stock price of the only relevant comparable firm, which affected investors’ valuations of the offered shares while raising doubts about the success of TIME’s own IPO. The founder is confronted with choosing between the costs of a cancelled IPO (the second in a short period of time) and the costs of going ahead in the context of a market that suddenly has turned against him...

WeDo Technologies: Commitment to Excellence (A)

WeDo Technologies: Commitment to Excellence (A)

These case studies describe the situation faced by WeDo Technologies when the CEO, Rui Paiva, decided to move the company to a new and challenging growth chapter... 

WeDo Technologies: Commitment to Excellence (B)

WeDo Technologies: Commitment to Excellence (B)

These case studies describe the situation faced by WeDo Technologies when the CEO, Rui Paiva, decided to move the company to a new and challenging growth chapter... 

WeDo Technologies: Commitment to Excellence (C)

WeDo Technologies: Commitment to Excellence (C)

These case studies describe the situation faced by WeDo Technologies when the CEO, Rui Paiva, decided to move the company to a new and challenging growth chapter...