Invest in early 2012 Industrial, a European private equity group, publicly announced their intention to their 76.7% stake in Ducati Motor Holding SpA, an icon of Italian manufacturer, selling high-performance sport motorcycles. The decision followed a six-year turnaround during the Ducati returned to profitability and significantly expanded its product line. Industrial investment team had the following exit options: 1) a trade sale to an automotive buyer, 2) a secondary buyout, partially or completely, … Read more »

Invest in early 2012 Industrial, a European private equity group, publicly announced their intention to their 76.7% stake in Ducati Motor Holding SpA, an icon of Italian manufacturer, selling high-performance sport motorcycles. The decision followed a six-year turnaround during the Ducati returned to profitability and significantly expanded its product line. Industrial investment team had the following exit options: 1) a trade sale to an automotive buyer, 2) a secondary buyout, fully or partially by a financial investor, and 3) a relisting in Hong Kong. Each option has its advantages and disadvantages, but all required a careful assessment of the Ducati of the investors return on their investment to maximize flagship.
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Francois Brochet,
Karol Misztal
Source: Harvard Business School
30 pages.
Release Date: 6 February 2013. Prod #: 113058-PDF-ENG
Invest Industrial exits Ducati HBR case solution

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