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Case
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Reference no. 9-397-010
Published by: Harvard Business Publishing
Originally published in: 1996
Version: 16 August 1996

Abstract

Watermill Ventures acquires and turns around an underperforming business. The case describes the criteria the company uses to identify acquisition candidates, its screening and selection process, and the way it introduces strategic thinking at the business it acquires. Steve Karol, Watermill''s founder, is concerned because the company has only acquired two companies in its three years of operation. He is considering a number of actions, including establishing a Web site to broaden the base of contact.
Locations:
Size:
USD480 million revenues, 8 employees
Other setting(s):
1993-1995

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Abstract

Watermill Ventures acquires and turns around an underperforming business. The case describes the criteria the company uses to identify acquisition candidates, its screening and selection process, and the way it introduces strategic thinking at the business it acquires. Steve Karol, Watermill''s founder, is concerned because the company has only acquired two companies in its three years of operation. He is considering a number of actions, including establishing a Web site to broaden the base of contact.

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Locations:
Size:
USD480 million revenues, 8 employees
Other setting(s):
1993-1995

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