Cambridge Space Systems plc, a small private company in Cambridge, England resident, was involved in the development and manufacture of small rockets and space systems for commercial, military and civilian customers. In September 2005, approached the equator Cambridge Partners, a private equity firm about a possible takeover. Since equatorial finances its acquisitions with large amounts of debt, potential acquisitions requires excellent cash flow generation and a modest level of long-term debt. Andrew Amphlet … Read more »

Cambridge Space Systems plc, a small private company in Cambridge, England resident, was involved in the development and manufacture of small rockets and space systems for commercial, military and civilian customers. In September 2005, approached the equator Cambridge Partners, a private equity firm about a possible takeover. Since equatorial finances its acquisitions with large amounts of debt, potential acquisitions requires excellent cash flow generation and a modest level of long-term debt. Andrew Amphlett, a recently hired MBA from the London Business School, Cambridge had to analyze to determine whether equator partners should pursue a buyout of closely held companies.
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Graeme Rankine
Source: Thunderbird School of Global Management
12 pages.
Release Date: 22 August 2008. Prod #: TB0039-PDF-ENG
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