Acumen Fund: Valuing a Social Venture (A)

by: Gautam Kaul

Publication Date: May 19, 2009
Length: 28 pages
Product ID#: 1-428-788

Core Disciplines: Base of the Pyramid, Strategy & Management

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Description

In this case, Acumen Fund, a social venture capital fund, is performing a due diligence on Ziqitza Healthcare Limited (ZHL), a for-profit ambulance company in India. The case involves assessing ZHL’s business model, calculating firm value, and drafting an initial term sheet.

Teaching Objectives

After reading and discussing the material, students should:

  • describe appropriate business terms and principles appropriate to this case,
  • apply critical concepts to define a solution to the case,
  • successfully articulate data and information in support of the solution proposed,
  • critically analyze and discuss other responses and solutions to the case,
  • draw lessons from the case analysis,
  • generalize what is learned from this case to other business challenges and decisions in organizations other than the one analyzed in this case study,
  • demonstrate leadership and scholarship in analysis.