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AMF (A)

This background case traces the origin and growth of this leisure conglomerate through the point when it was the victim of a hostile takeover by Irwin Jacobs. The case covers the mechanics and termino ...

AMF (B): The Purchasing of AMF Bowling

This companion case to "AMF (A)" (OM-0637) covers the leveraged buyout of AMF Bowling by Commonwealth Venture Partners in late 1986. It contains a description of the bowling industry and related trend ...

AMF (C): The Turnaround Of AMF Bowling

This case follows OM-0637 and OM-0638. After the leveraged buyout of AMF Bowling is complete, management has to develop a plan for improving cash flow in order to repay loans. The case outlines area-m ...

AMF (D): The Decentralization of AMF Bowling

Once short-term cash flow has improved (see OM-0637, OM-0638, and OM-0639), management at AMF is able to focus on long-term strategy. Four distinct technologies within the company suggest decentraliza ...

AMF (E): Bowling Ball Strategy

This case describes a company's option to integrate vertically and manufacture bowling balls rather than purchase them for resale. The company's manufacturing strategy is integral to its corporate str ...

Automated Design, Inc. (B)

Automated Design, Inc., is the leading producer of equipment used in engineering and manufacturing companies to improve process speed and quality. Automated Design is the market leader and is growing ...

AVID Medical, Inc.

This case describes the rapid growth of a start-up company which benefited from the identification of a specific market niche. The company, over a short time, became positive in EBITDA and then PAT. T ...

Century National Bank, N.A.

Concerned with rising labor costs, Century National Bank, N.A., hires a management consulting firm to implement the profit-improvement program (PIP). After one year, potential savings in its three lar ...

Chesapeake and Shorewood Hostile Bids: A Tale of Two Boards (A)

The purpose of this case is to present a series of strategic issues faced by a $1/B company. The situation called for a major restructuring immediately followed by a hostile takeover bid. The company ...

Chesapeake and Shorewood Hostile Bids: A Tale of Two Boards (B)

The purpose of this case is to present a series of strategic issues faced by a $1/B company. The situation called for a major restructuring immediately followed by a hostile takeover bid. The company ...

Colonial National Bank

The new president of a small bank is faced with increasing loan losses. The case provides an opportunity to review the bank's policies and procedures (or lack thereof) for making and monitoring consum ...

Commercial Blade Corp. (A)

General Managers Taking Action: Variety of Decisions ...
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