Zimmer Holdings, an orthopedic device company in the United States, is suddenly faced with the prospect of its British competitor acquisition of the Swiss company, which would have been an ideal destination for a separate purchase. With the announcement of the merger already in the news, Zimmer Holdings has a small window of time to decide his reaction. Students are asked to assume the position of a consultant to senior management and to follow a recommendation to management actions. The ca … Read more »

Zimmer Holdings, an orthopedic device company in the United States, is suddenly faced with the prospect of its British competitor acquisition of the Swiss company, which would have been an ideal destination for a separate purchase. With the announcement of the merger already in the news, Zimmer Holdings has a small window of time to decide his reaction. Students are asked to assume the position of a consultant to senior management and to follow a recommendation to management actions. The case provides an ideal platform for global competition and the demands of the global market, evaluation of a target and the assessment of uncertainties in the process, discuss negotiation strategies and post-acquisition processes discussed.
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Charles Dhanaraj,
Mark Bickel
Source: Ivey Publishing
24 pages.
Release Date: 11 May 2007. Prod #: 907M16-PDF-ENG
Zimmer Holdings (A): acquisition of Centerpulse, Switzerland HBR case solution