Harvard Case Study Apex Investment Partners 2014 Update

Read the following Harvard Business School case study:

Lerner, J. (1995, October 27). Apex Investment Partners (A): April 1995.

Next, answer the following questions and provide your recommendation. Provide a rationale for your recommendation. There is a “help” spreadsheet that can be used to assist in completing the financial analysis and for organizing and summarizing the issues. Spreadsheet tables can be pasted into a Microsoft Word document to highlight and summarize the main issues, but you should also include text discussion within your document that expands on the summary tables.

Case study analysis questions:

Summarize the operations and past funding used by AccessLine. For a venture capitalist, does AccessLine appear to be an attractive investment opportunity? Identify the attractive and unattractive aspects along with the nature of the risks associated with the company.

Assess which of the two venture capital group appears to have the better capability and better fit for funding AccessLine. Discuss the advantages and disadvanatages of each.

Discuss why the valuation of AccessLine is important to understand and what stakeholders are concerned with this value. Complete the valuation model template presented within the help spreadsheet. Include the model in your report document and describe the steps and the results.

Format:

Present your case study analysis in Microsoft Word document format.

All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.

 

Contents

Page No.

Introduction

3 to 5

1.1

Case Overview

3 to 4

1.2

Background of the company

4 to 5

Analysis of the Economy and Industry

6 to 8

2.1

Economy Analysis

6

2.2

PESTLE Analysis

6 to 7

2.3

Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

8

Analysis of the Company

9 to 13

3.1

SWOT Analysis

9 to 11

3.2

Ratio Analysis

11 to 12

3.3

Risk Analysis

13

Problem Identification

14 to 15

4.1

Background of the Problem

14 to 15

4.2

Problem Statement

15

Alternatives Identification

16 to 17

5.1

Alternative Courses of Action

16

5.2

Choosing the best Alternative

16 to 17

Valuation of AccessLine Technologies

18 to 20

6.1

Assumptions

18

6.2

Valuation Model of AccessLine Technologies

19 to 20

Recommendation & Justifications

21 to 22

Appendices

23 to 24