Alok Patel, founder and chairman of Gujarat-based, privately owned edible oil processor, considering long-term liquidity opportunities for the company and its investors. He allowed the company to acquire one of the Indian stock exchanges, opt-list for a trade sale or fight French oil processor and after some consolidation, exit through a listing on the New York and London stock exchanges. Each options presented personal and professional advantages and disadvantages.

Alok Patel, founder and chairman of Gujarat-based, privately owned edible oil processor, considering long-term liquidity opportunities for the company and its investors. He allowed the company to acquire one of the Indian stock exchanges, opt-list for a trade sale or fight French oil processor and after some consolidation, exit through a listing on the New York and London stock exchanges. Each options presented personal and professional advantages and disadvantages.
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G. Felda Hardymon,
Ann Leamon
Source: Harvard Business School
2 pages.
Release date: 25 March 2008. Prod #: 808144-PDF-ENG
Patel Food and Chemicals Private Limited (C) HBR case solution

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