Case 51: Palamon Capital Partners/Team System S.p.a.
Your case report should address and answer these questions:
- What is private equity investing? Who participates in it and why? How is Palamon positioned in the industry?
- How does private equity investing compare with public market investing? What are the similarities and differences between the two?
- Why is Palamon interested in TeamSystem? Does it fit with Palamon’s investment strategy?
- What complexities do cross-border deals introduce? What are the specific risks of this deal?
- What should Louis Elson recommend to his partners? Is it a go or not? If it is a go, what nonprice terms are important? If it’s not a go, what counterproposal would you make?