Signature Security, an entrepreneurial company, was created to roll up the industry of electronic security equipment in Australia and New Zealand. Signature was created by a team of experienced U.S. managers. Original funding was provided by Clairvest, a Canadian merchant bank. Twenty-six months after the initial investment, some of the parties in the deal-evaluate their position. Clairvest and other investors are wondering when and how to end it. Jim Covert, the CEO is wondering if a … Read more »

Signature Security, an entrepreneurial company, was created to roll up the industry of electronic security equipment in Australia and New Zealand. Signature was created by a team of experienced U.S. managers. Original funding was provided by Clairvest, a Canadian merchant bank. Twenty-six months after the initial investment, some of the parties in the deal-evaluate their position. Clairvest and other investors are wondering when and how to end it. Jim Covert, the CEO is wondering if and when he returns. Returned to the United States Both questions are closely related to the future strategy of the company in context.
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Walter Kümmerle,
William J. Coughlin
Source: Harvard Business School
23 pages.
Release date: 07 February, 2000. Prod #: 800254-PDF-ENG
Signature Security: Providing Alarm Systems for the Countries Down Under HBR case solution

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