Jim Sharpe to work 11 years after his MBA from Harvard, and for others, has finally become his own boss and 100% owner of the manufacturer of aluminum profiles. After 10 months of a search uncovered, he acquires the business in an LBO and prepares to face his staff on the first day.

Jim Sharpe to work 11 years after his MBA from Harvard, and for others, has finally become his own boss and 100% owner of the manufacturer of aluminum profiles. After 10 months of a search uncovered, he acquires the business in an LBO and preparing to put its employees on the first day.
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H. Kent Bowen
Source: Harvard Business School
28 pages.
Publication Date: Dec 23, 2002. Prod #: 603084-PDF-ENG
Jim Sharpe: Extrusion Technology, Inc. (shortened) HBR case solution