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The Polex challenge

Author: Young, S. David INSEAD Area: Accounting and ControlPublisher: Fontainebleau : INSEAD, 1993.Language: EnglishDescription: 15 p.Type of document: INSEAD CaseAbstract: The case takes place in Poland at the beginning of its privatization program in 1990. Whilst striving to transform this socialist country into a modern market economy, the soviet bloc trading system relied on by so many Polish companies is beginning to crumble. Amidst the political and economic uncertainties of the country, where Western style capital markets do not exist, Bob Persky, from Andersen, Waterman and Klein, faces the daunting challenge of valuing one of the first companies to be privatized, PolexPedagogical Objectives: To acquaint students with some of the practical difficulties of privatizing companies in Eastern Europe. To apply routine concepts of business valuation in a nonroutine environment in which historical information is of limited relevance and capital markets are highly underdeveloped. To identify potential solutions to the valuation problem in Central and Eastern Europe
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To acquaint students with some of the practical difficulties of privatizing companies in Eastern Europe. To apply routine concepts of business valuation in a nonroutine environment in which historical information is of limited relevance and capital markets are highly underdeveloped. To identify potential solutions to the valuation problem in Central and Eastern Europe

The case takes place in Poland at the beginning of its privatization program in 1990. Whilst striving to transform this socialist country into a modern market economy, the soviet bloc trading system relied on by so many Polish companies is beginning to crumble. Amidst the political and economic uncertainties of the country, where Western style capital markets do not exist, Bob Persky, from Andersen, Waterman and Klein, faces the daunting challenge of valuing one of the first companies to be privatized, Polex

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