Case | HBS Case Collection | January 2002 (Revised July 2002)

Vialog Corporation

by Richard G. Hamermesh and Michele Lutz

Abstract

Traces the origin of Vialog Corp.--from its founding in 1996 through a roll-up of several independent teleconferencing companies in 1997 and its initial public offering (1999) and eventually to a potential merger or acquisition in June 2000. The company has grown rapidly and has the option of merging with an Internet company or another strategic partner, or selling to a European strategic partner.

Keywords: History; Business Exit or Shutdown; Internet; Corporate Entrepreneurship; Partners and Partnerships; Initial Public Offering; Business Growth and Maturation; Mergers and Acquisitions; Business Processes; Information Technology Industry; Europe;

Citation:

Hamermesh, Richard G., and Michele Lutz. "Vialog Corporation." Harvard Business School Case 802-008, January 2002. (Revised July 2002.)