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BearingPoint Case: Digital Business Model of a Parking App BearingPoint Case: Digital Business Model of a Parking App
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A car park and parking lot operator pursues the strategic goal of exploiting new sources of income via digital business models. As part of this initiative, a MVP (Minimal Viable Product) was developed for a parking app that enables users to search and pay for paid parking spaces. The managing dir ... (Open whole case)
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MBB Final Round Case – Non-Profit Museum Revenue Increase MBB Final Round Case – Non-Profit Museum Revenue Increase
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Your client is ‘Muse 19’, a Museum in Paris with a large collection of 19th century artifacts, predominantly paintings and sculptures. The museum is run by a non-profit organization based in France. The museum is quite popular amongst students, artists and tourists. Last year the museum ... (Open whole case)
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MBB Final Round Case - Smart Education MBB Final Round Case - Smart Education
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Our client is SmartBridge, a nonprofit educational institution offering face-to-face tutoring services. The client operates in the US. The mission of SmartBridge is to help as many students as possible to complete studies and prevent that they drop from the school system, in particular in di ... (Open whole case)
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McKinsey Digital / BCG Platinion: Oil & Gas Upstream Technology McKinsey Digital / BCG Platinion: Oil & Gas Upstream Technology
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[PLEASE NOTE: This is a technically difficult case and should only be completed by those coming in as a Technology specialist, i.e. recruiting for McKinsey Digital, BCG Platinion, etc.] Our client is a multinational oil and gas company. While they are vertically integrated and have upstream, mids ... (Open whole case)
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Espresso, Whatelse? Espresso, Whatelse?
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Espresso Whatelse is an Italian company that produces coffee and espresso machines since 1908. It is the Italian market leader and has a strong presence overall in Europe. In 2019, Espresso Whatelse has increased its revenues but it has seen declining profit margin. Your client wants to unders ... (Open whole case)
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Incos Pens Incos Pens
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Incos is a global manufacturer of writing products with divisions in North America, Europe and South-East Asia. Their global sales are $60 m and their profits amounted to around $30 m. Their European division who manufactures and sells disposable pens is experiencing flattening sales and a decreasin ... (Open whole case)
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SuperBurger SuperBurger
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Our client is SuperBurger, a fast food chain that operates in the same class as McDonalds, Wendy's, Burger King and so on. They're the fourth largest fast food chain worldwide in terms of number of stores in operations. SuperBurger owns some of its stores, but 85% of its stores are owned by ... (Open whole case)
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Universal Airlines Universal Airlines
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Our client is Universal Airlines that offers regular passenger flight in economy, business & first class. They have been doing quite well and profits were strong so they build up cash reserves that they are now looking to invest. The company is thinking about investing in the MRO business (Maint ... (Open whole case)
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REA Reinsurance REA Reinsurance
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Your client, REA, is a reinsurance company. REA recently acquired another reinsurance company (approximatively same size): the choice of this company was notably based on its product portfolio as well as its market presence which appeared complement with REA. However, the acquisition is not we ... (Open whole case)
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Fairway Fairway
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Your client, Fairway, is a manufacturer and supplier of golf balls. The company is acting globally in almost every market. They are now planning to expand to Portugal, but they do not have any information about the market there. Portugal is a small country in West Europe with a population of 11&n ... (Open whole case)
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ChemInt ChemInt
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Your client, ChemInt, is a global chemicals company that manufactures Ponsulene in some locations around the world. It has several joint ventures (JV) in Asian markets and in total 5 plants in China, Korea, Thailand and Taiwan, all of which serve the local markets as well as neighbouring markets ... (Open whole case)
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