Adecco SA's Acquisition of Olsten Corp. (201-068)

Kedia, Simi and Tufano, Peter (2001) Adecco SA's Acquisition of Olsten Corp. (201-068). [Case]


In the summer of 1999, Adecco SA, one of the world's leading staffing companies, was in the midst of attempting to acquire the staffing operations of Olsten Corp., a U.S. firm. This case analyzes the economics of the staffing industry, basic valuation, cross-border issues including tax arbitrage, valuation of minority interest, and the importance of financial health in merger negotiations.

Item Type: Case
Keywords: finance, accounting
Subject(s): Finance
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2016 15:45
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2018 10:55
Funders: n/a

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