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  1. Supermercados Isleños, S.A. DF1-217

    In a rainy day of February, Antonio Gómez, General Manager and shareholder of  Supermercados Isleños, S.A. (SISA) was trying to organize his ideas, develop arguments and draw conclusions to be able to defend his new and ambitious strategy for the company at the next meeting of the Board of Directors. While he stared at the rain beating down against his windowpane he tried to concentrate on the facts....  This case study describes, from the point of view of the General Manager, the alternatives SISA is facing in order to ensure its survival. 

    Academic Area:
    Finance
  2. Supermercados Isleños, S.A. DF1-217-I

    In a rainy day of February, Antonio Gómez, General Manager and shareholder of  Supermercados Isleños, S.A. (SISA) was trying to organize his ideas, develop arguments and draw conclusions to be able to defend his new and ambitious strategy for the company at the next meeting of the Board of Directors. While he stared at the rain beating down against his windowpane he tried to concentrate on the facts....  This case study describes, from the point of view of the General Manager, the alternatives SISA is facing in order to ensure its survival. 

    Academic Area:
    Finance
  3. SADARA’S SUKUK: A ROAD MAP TO SHARI’AH COMPLIANT PRO … DF1-213-I

    This case is about Shari’ah compliant project financing in Saudi Arabia. It introduces the four categories of Islamic Finance which are Islamic banks, takaful, Shari’ah compliant asset management and sukuk by providing the definition, history and a summary of each one. It delves into sukuk by describing how a company called Sadara sought out financing and decided to tap into the sukuk market in Saudi Arabia. Students learn about the structure of the sukuk and are introduced to new concepts and vocabulary such as musharaka, istisna and ijara. The case wraps up by describing some of the challenges of using sukuk to help finance large-scale projects.

    Academic Area:
    Finance
  4. Las recetas de éxito de El Cosaco DF1-212

    Many businesses were affected by Spain’s financial crisis, restaurants not being the least of them. In this case, the student follows the story of Ángel, owner of a Russian restaurant located in the heart of Madrid, and his struggle to overcome the obstacles his restaurant was facing. In order to make his restaurant profitable again, he had to take into consideration a number of factors and develop a strategy that would allow him to continue offering the quality experience he was used to offering while adapting to a market whose landscape had changed dramatically over the past few years. In this case, the students will investigate calculating break-even points as a means of adjusting strategies in order to increase profits.

    Academic Area:
    Finance
  5. Capex, S.A. DF1-209

    This short case is designed so that learners use its Information to analyze whether or not to grant a new credit line to Sociedad Capex S.A. This snacks and sweets manufacturing company is having a delicate moment, in a financial sense.

    Academic Area:
    Finance
  6. ¿La estrategia crea valor? Isofotón y el desafío Gri … DF1-198

    Isofotón, a company based in Málaga, Spain established in 1981, specializes in the production and development of solar photovoltaic energy projects. Initially, the company had few competitors and the sector saw much growth. However, increasing competition, subsidized rates and Spain’s economic crisis all affected Isofotón, and in June 2010 the Affirma group acquired 100% of the company. Now it was up to Angel Luis Serrano, the new CEO, to pursue the company’s new vision of coupling a global market strategy with significant improvement in costs and efficiency. In this case, the student will investigate how, in a global sector with so much surplus capacity and growing price competition, strategy within a company can create value.

    Academic Area:
    Strategy | Finance
  7. La recapitalización de Famosa DF1-187

    In mid-2009 Famosa CEO José de la Gándara decided that his company was facing a critical situation that would determine its future existence. The onset of the financial crisis in late 2007 had reduced sales and narrowed margins and the company registered loss in the three years comprising the period 2007-2009. Forecasts for the end of the year indicated bankruptcy as the company´s shareholders´ equity would be in the red. This case examines the subject of debt restructuring focusing on the analysis of the potential viability and profitability resulting from the restructuring including a subsequent sale of the company.

    Academic Area:
    Finance
  8. DANA: In the Footsteps of Khadijah al-Kubra. Women B … DF1-185-I

    This case focuses on how Islamic banking, and especially women’s banking, has been evolving in recent years in Saudi Arabia and the UAE with banks created based on their religious and ethical principles. It explains the history of Islamic banking as well as how the banks function in order to be Shari’ah compliant. The case provides cultural insight into how the world of finance works in these countries where there are banks run by women with female customers in a family-like atmosphere. One of these is a branch for women created by ADIB called Dana. Through product innovation, it was created with specific products and services for women based on research and has been very successful. The case emphasizes how women are inspired by these banks for women and are able to be successful and fulfill their professional goals. It explains how women are in charge of their own money and how they have financial and decision-making power in their households as well as in the business world and goes into detail about how women are investors, financial managers, credit receivers and customers in these countries.  Financial service providers in the West can draw useful lessons on how to adapt financial products to serve the needs of women.

    Academic Area:
    Finance
  9. Planificación financiera Micro-Service DF1-149

    This case offers the opportunity to analyze the financial viability of a company after breaking down the free cash flows, equit cash flows and cash flows of the forecasts of the upcoming years. This analysis is based on the forecasts of the balance sheet and the income statement.

    Academic Area:
    Finance
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