Surfing the IPO Wave: A Chinese Luxury Brand Bets on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

Surfing the IPO Wave: A Chinese Luxury Brand Bets on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

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Abstract

The case examines the disastrous initial public offering of the fictional luxury brand company Mastery AG on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Master AG’s shares have fallen dramatically as the Chinese economy slows down and the luxury goods market begins to contract in the face of new anti-bribery legislation. Mastery AG’s shares are now close to worthless and the company wishes to delist yet can’t as it does not own 95% of the shares. Faced with a contracting market and the large costs of listing Mastery AG on the German stock exchange, the company must now decide what to do.

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