Growing Up in China: The Financing of Babycare Ltd.

HBS Publishing Case No.: 9-204-029

Teaching Note No.: 5-206-083

Posted: 18 Aug 2006

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Mihir A. Desai

Harvard Business School - Finance Unit; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

The CFO of this infant nutritional products company must choose among competing financing offers. The interplay of Chinese legal and customs restrictions and venture capitalists' bargaining techniques challenge the CFO to navigate a tricky negotiation and to devise a unique business model given these constraints. The case provides a valuation exercise and highlights the ways in which venture capital and entrepreneurial finance differs in emerging markets.

Suggested Citation

Desai, Mihir A., Growing Up in China: The Financing of Babycare Ltd. (2006). HBS Publishing Case No.: 9-204-029; Teaching Note No.: 5-206-083. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=925373

Mihir A. Desai (Contact Author)

Harvard Business School - Finance Unit ( email )

Boston, MA 02163
United States
617-495-6693 (Phone)
617-496-6592 (Fax)

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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