Tad O'Malley Essay

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1.In assessing job offers, what had O’Malley ultimately put a great deal of weight on? He put weights on the certification or “stamp of approval” 6. In the case it is described as follows. What is the best description of three firms in that order? “One seemed to have strong management and a very predictable market; the second offered a chance to Improve margin performance and streamline operations; and the third operated in a fast-growing market.” Strong management and predictable market--- Coming home funeral services Chance to improve margin and streamline operations – 3F AG Fast growing market – YCB 7. Empire had gained its reputation when it was one of the few LBO partnerships. What is the time sequence of activities of LBO firms? Buy cheaply Leverage them heavily Live with the debt Flip them to a market through IPO or M&A 8. O’Malley knew that firms had developed styles—Golda, Thoma, Cressey, and Rauner had developed the concept of buying a platform firm and consolidating an industry around it; some firms, such as Bain Capital, created efficiencies and added value by changing the acquisition’s strategy; yet others, such as Thomas H. Lee & Company, emphasized growth, buying firms that could add value through organic growth as opposed to financial leverage. Which style fits the three firms in the order of description above? Bain Capital, created efficiencies and added value by changing the acquisition’s strategy Coming Home funeral service… YCB.. Thomas H. Lee & Company, emphasized growth, buying firms that could add value through organic growth as opposed to financial leverage. 3F AG… 9. What is the “The Resource Problem” on Empire? Scarcity of partner time. 11. Which company would have the most difficulties in getting bank loans? Coming home funeral service – Good OP cash flow growth… 3F AG – 7% EBIT growth YCB

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