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Published by: Institute for Management Development (IMD)
Originally published in: 2003
Version: 23.07.2003
Length: 19 pages
Data source: Published sources

Abstract

In August 1999, Ludovic Bonneton created ImmoStreet, a French property portal company. The case initially follows the fast growth of ImmoStreet and its major investor, the Internet investment fund Europ@web. Through an ambitious programme of acquisitions and strategic partnerships, Immostreet gradually built a European franchise of real estate portals. After the burst of the Internet bubble in March 2000 and an 80% loss in the value of its portfolio, Europ@web switched from an investment strategy to a programme of assets sales. The case ends when Europ@web announced to Van Steenbrugge, ImmoStreet''s new CEO, that he had two months to either find alternative financing routes or close the company. Participants are then asked to consider the remaining options of Van Steenbrugge: align with Europ@web and downsize Immostreet, find an acquirer for their international subsidiaries or close a deal with a new strategic partner.
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35 employees
Other setting(s):
June 2001

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Abstract

In August 1999, Ludovic Bonneton created ImmoStreet, a French property portal company. The case initially follows the fast growth of ImmoStreet and its major investor, the Internet investment fund Europ@web. Through an ambitious programme of acquisitions and strategic partnerships, Immostreet gradually built a European franchise of real estate portals. After the burst of the Internet bubble in March 2000 and an 80% loss in the value of its portfolio, Europ@web switched from an investment strategy to a programme of assets sales. The case ends when Europ@web announced to Van Steenbrugge, ImmoStreet''s new CEO, that he had two months to either find alternative financing routes or close the company. Participants are then asked to consider the remaining options of Van Steenbrugge: align with Europ@web and downsize Immostreet, find an acquirer for their international subsidiaries or close a deal with a new strategic partner.

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Location:
Industry:
Size:
35 employees
Other setting(s):
June 2001

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