Suntech Power Holdings (A): The Pre-IPO Years

By Antonio Davila, George Foster, Ning Jia
2010 | Case No. E347A
The (A) case follows Dr. Zhengrong Shi, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Suntech Power Holdings, on his journey to create a global solar PV company headquartered in China. It covers his background and inspiration for the idea, his dealings with the local Chinese government authorities, the company’s business strategies, competitive landscape, and performance to date. The case concludes with the founder contemplating future options for his company, including the possibility of taking the company public on the New York Stock Exchange. The (B) case, E347B, follows the company in the post-IPO years, providing an update on strategy, financial performance, and the competitive landscape.
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