Monday, April 22, 2013

Amec Plc: Portfolio Choices from a Position of Strength

CAPRON Laurence, VANNESTE Bart S., BUI Patrick 
©2013 INSEAD Case Study

AMEC is a UK stock listed company, specialized in engineering services, and globally active. Between 2005 and 2010 it divested half of its business and doubled its value. Under pressure from the financial markets, AMEC needs to decide what to do next.

Pedagogical Objectives: 1. To examine the drivers of portfolio restructuring. 2. To examine the influence of the financial markets on a firm's corporate strategy. 3. To examine the trade-offs between a focused or expansive portfolio.