Citadel Capita (A) Managing for Opportunity and the Unexpected

Citadel Capita (A) Managing for Opportunity and the Unexpected

William Meehan, Paul Pfleiderer, Debra McCoy
2013|Case No.F287A| Length 21 pgs.

This case described the activities of Citadel Capital, a Cairo-based Emerging Markets Private Equity Fund, in Egypt during the tumultuous political environment following the Arab Spring and the country’s first democratic elections. The case focuses in particular on Citadel’s approach to investment exits and liquidation in order to realize value for investors.

Learning Objective

This case attempts to illustrate the difficulties and opportunities of operating a frontier market private equity fund in a country undergoing tremendous political changes. The case also illustrates the challenges of developing and executing a successful exit strategy for private equity funds in many frontier markets.

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