Kirk Riedinger and Jamie Turner
1987 | Case No. SB102
The case discusses the trials and eventual success of two young Harvard MBAs who chose to purchase a company immediately upon graduation from their MBA program. Having no assets of their own, Kirk and Jamie raised a search fund to meet expenses during their search process and then spent two years locating an acquisition. The case offers unique opportunities to value a cash-flow business and explore fundraising opportunities. In addition, the case should provide motivation for MBAs interested in going into business for themselves directly out of the MBA program.
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