HSBC is one of the largest and most global financial institutions in the world. The company has Bital, Mexico’s fourth-largest bank, identified as a possible acquisition target. The negotiations are coming down to the wire, and the control of Mexican shareholders try to get HSBC to increase its offer. Is it worth it? HSBC has to decide both on the strategic and short-term financial criteria under uncertainty, as illuminated by a due diligence process. HSBC manager who has treated … Read more »

HSBC is one of the largest and most global financial institutions in the world. The company has Bital, Mexico’s fourth-largest bank, identified as a possible acquisition target. The negotiations are coming down to the wire, and the control of Mexican shareholders try to get HSBC to increase its offer. Is it worth it? HSBC has to decide both on the strategic and short-term financial criteria under uncertainty, as illuminated by a due diligence process. HSBC manager who has handled the purchase at the local level, and would CEO of HSBC Mexico should the deal go ahead, assessing the advantages and disadvantages of acquisitions and will also have to realize that he and his team have the priorities to address would like cultural change issues including rebranding Bital such as HSBC Mexico, staffing, and maintaining the continuity of the company.
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Jeffrey Gandz,
Allen Morrison,
David Barrett
Source: Ivey Publishing
20 pages.
Publication Date: Aug 12, 2004. Prod #: 904N12-PDF-ENG
HSBC – The Bital Acquisition HBR case solution

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