Case Study

Rieter (A): Diversify or focus

22 pages
June 1998
Reference: IMD-3-0725

In this case, the 200 year-old textile machinery company considers a future strategy in order to hedge against fluctuations in the textile machinery business. A 15 page information packet is provided that includes real memos, financial results and analysis of a company targeted for acquisition (Unikeller). Based on the information in the case, the students can then decide if Rieter should buy the company or not.

Keywords
Expansion, Growth, Acquisition, Automotive Soundproofing
Settings
Switzerland
1984-1994
Type
Field Research
Copyright
© 1997
Available Languages
English
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