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Case Title:

Wilbur Ross: The Buyout King

Publication Year : 2006

Authors: Sireesha , Sumit Kumar Chaudhuri

Industry: Banking, Insurance and Financial Services


Case Code: MAA0049

Teaching Note: Not Available

Structured Assignment: Not Available

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After his MBA from Harvard, and as an executive at Rothschild Inc. for 25 years, Wilbur Ross has been a financial adviser to creditors and stockholders of bankrupt companies like Texaco, Eastern Airlines and Ling-Temco-Vought (LTV) steel. In 1998, Fortune magazine named Wilbur Ross as the 'King of Bankruptcy'. In 2000, Ross established his own private equity company, WL Ross & Co. By late 2005, Ross was involved in the restructuring of $200 billion worth of defaulted companies' assets across the world.

Pedagogical Objectives:

  • To understand the entrepreneurial zeal of Wilbur Ross
  • To discuss how the English literature graduate became one of the best-known turnaround financiers in the US.

Keywords :  Entrepreneurship Case Study, Turnaround financiers in the US, Rothschild Inc, Early life of Wilbur Ross, Wilbur Ross as an entrepreneur, Bankruptcy restructurings by Wilbur Ross, Sectors in which Wilbur Ross operates, International Steel Group, Strategy to turnaround bankrupt companies

Contents : 
About Wilbur Ross: The Early Life
The Buyout and Turnaround Specialist
Bankruptcy Restructurings in Which Wilbur Ross was Involved
Restructuring Experience of Wilbur Ross

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