Retail Profits

Interviewer: Your client is a US-based fortune 500 company. It is one of the retail chains in the world. It was profitable and growing through the 1990’s. In 1999, it’s revenues were $14.1 billion. Since then revenues have been declining and the net income has been inconsistent. Your job is to: Help understand the key... Continue Reading →

Coffee Shop

Bain, 1st Round The Problem A friend asked me if I wanted to buy his coffee shop for $100,000. Do you think I should do it? Information Gathering Read this information well before you give the case. Share this information in each bullet only if the candidate asks for it in a clear and deliberate... Continue Reading →

ABC Conglomerate

Bain, 1st Round About This Case This was a first-round Bain case. It is fairly straightforward in the analysis, but the difficulty lies in keeping the information straight between the three divisions. Give out the information freely, but make the candidate ask for each piece of information for each company. In order to crack this... Continue Reading →

HardHead Helmets

Bain, 2nd Round The Problem Our client is private equity firm considering taking private a leading manufacturer of bicycle helmets. Should they? Information Gathering Read this information well before you give the case. Share this information in each bullet only if the candidate asks for it in a clear and deliberate way. For bullets with... Continue Reading →

Golf Course

Question: A friend of yours has a money making opportunity and confers with you as to what to do. He wants to clean the golf balls out of the lake at the local golf course’s infamous “13th hole”. He has done a bit of research on the program and wants to know whether he should... Continue Reading →

Dead Wood

Question: Your client is a large family-run furniture business in North Carolina. While the company has a strong brand name and good distribution they suffer from the cyclical nature of the furniture industry and are looking to stabilize earnings. One of the family determines caskets might be a good option for the family. Determine if... Continue Reading →

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