Actual BCG Case Submitted by a Reader:
I had a friend doing a mock interview of a BCG case that he failed at in 2nd round.I tried to tackle it using your frameworks but, like my friend, I was getting nowhere.
This was the case:
"Your client, a private equity firm, is considering acquiring 3 companies active in selling and cleaning bed and linen for restaurants & hospitals. Should they pursue this or not?"
"Other information: these companies are currently not profitable"
I tried starting in the business situation framework, but the interviewer wanted to lead me somewhere else.
How would you start/structure this case?
My Questions for You:
1) What are the 3 - 5 MOST important KEY issues in this case?
2) How would you structure or frame your analysis for this case? (Since you don't have the benefit of asking me clarifying questions, it is acceptable make a few reasonable assumptions)
(Don't peak at everyone else's answer First! And to protect your privacy feel free to use just your first name or your initials when assigning a name to your answer)