Case Study

Ballarpur Industries Limited (B)

8 pages
December 2002
Reference: IMD-3-1233

The (B) case is the second in a two-part series on how Gautam Thapar restructured Ballarpur Industries, the flagship of his family’s group of companies. The (B) case closely examines Gautam’s restructuring program and efforts over a period of three years and his decision to acquire a competitor. Despite his hard work, the company’s share price did not regain its pre-restructuring levels. The (B) case closes with the question: is this acquisition the right move from a timing, financial and strategic perspective?

Change Management, Paper
February 2000
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© 2002
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