Although the global trend towards the liberalization of the energy company Enel forced, the largest power company in Italy, to give up a portion of its assets in its home base, it also creates many opportunities abroad, including in Russia, one of the largest electricity markets in the world. The case outlines Enel internationalization strategy and then focuses on a piece of the strategic puzzle of global expansion: acquisition of major power generation assets over the break-up … Read more »

Although the global trend towards the liberalization of the energy company Enel forced, the largest power company in Italy, to give up a portion of its assets in its home base, it also creates many opportunities abroad, including in Russia, one of the largest electricity markets in the world. The case outlines Enel internationalization strategy and then focuses on a piece of the strategic puzzle of global expansion: acquisition of major power generation assets in the wake of the dissolution of RAO UES, the Russian electricity monopoly. The case highlights the decision by the managers of the company in connection with possible political risks for foreign investment in Russian strategic industries and economic risks of the investment in the yet to be formed, liberalized and deregulated electricity market in Russia.
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Rawi Abdelal,
Richard H.K. Vietor,
Sogomon Tarontsi
Source: Harvard Business School
35 pages.
Release Date: 22 May 2009. Prod #: 709 046 PDF-ENG
Enel: Power, Russia and Global Markets HBR case solution

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