Business Research Corp. (B)

Case Analysis

Contains a description of a series of decisions that the management and directors of Business Research Corp. (BRC) in April 1984. BRC needs more capital to the development of the market for a full-text database consisting of Wall Street finance research and to finance a new business opportunity BRINGS electronic delivery of Wall Street research to institutional investors. However, to attract new money, the company’s capital structure must be changed. The educational … Read more »

Contains a description of a series of decisions that the management and directors of Business Research Corp. (BRC) in April 1984. BRC needs more capital to the development of the market for a full-text database consisting of Wall Street finance research and to finance a new business opportunity BRINGS electronic delivery of Wall Street research to institutional investors. However, to attract new money, the company’s capital structure must be changed. The educational objectives in the case are: students with the consequences of certain early stage financing decisions: which the question of conflicts of interest between the various actors and students with the need for convergent iteration and flexibility in business plans
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William A. Sahlman
Source: Harvard Business School
30 pages.
Publication Date: Feb 28, 1985. Prod #: 285090-PDF-ENG
Business Research Corp. (B) HBR case solution