Supplement | HBS Case Collection | May 2003

Jim Sharpe: Extrusion Technology, Inc.

by Richard G. Hamermesh and Paul W. Marshall


Jim Sharpe discusses his early career at General Electric to his decision to purchase and run a small company. The discussion includes a detailed acquisition financing proposal, which resulted in Sharpe being able to raise virtually all of the financing from some combination of the seller and the bank.

Keywords: Personal Development and Career; Entrepreneurship; Business Startups; Mergers and Acquisitions; Financing and Loans;


Hamermesh, Richard G., and Paul W. Marshall. "Jim Sharpe: Extrusion Technology, Inc." Harvard Business School Video Supplement 803-803, May 2003.