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Case
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Reference no. E346
Subject category: Entrepreneurship
Published by: Stanford Business School
Originally published in: 2009
Version: 21 September 2010
Length: 8 pages
Data source: Field research

Abstract

This case follows Peter Kingston, the CEO of Vector Healthcare, through the process of: (1) forming a partnership; (2) launching a search fund; (3) acquiring a company in the health insurance space; and (4) selling the company through an auction. It explores several issues, including friction generated between new and old management, conflict between executives with different personality types and management styles and how to handle several ethical dilemmas that can arise when selling a company.
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This case follows Peter Kingston, the CEO of Vector Healthcare, through the process of: (1) forming a partnership; (2) launching a search fund; (3) acquiring a company in the health insurance space; and (4) selling the company through an auction. It explores several issues, including friction generated between new and old management, conflict between executives with different personality types and management styles and how to handle several ethical dilemmas that can arise when selling a company.

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