This is a candidate-led case whereby the candidate needs to identify the ideal business unit (energy type / previously acquired company) to cut from the existing business. This decision-making is based purely on which unit is the least efficient AND will free up the most capital.
This case was designed for candidates preparing for consulting roles in private equity, deal advisory, transaction services etc. In particular, it should be useful for candidates preparing for Bain, Big 4 Transaction Advisory Services (TAS), PwC Deal Advisory, EY Wealth Management, etc.
Our client is Energy England, one of northern England’s largest electric utility companies. They were created over the past decade through an aggressive series of mergers of existing utility companies each specializing in a single energy generation source.
Recently, the CEO has embarked on an initiative to return to the core of the business. She is looking to increase free cash flow and cash reserves in order to prepare the business for evolving future trends.
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