Case | HBS Case Collection | December 2006 (Revised May 2008)

Lion Capital and the Blackstone Group: The Orangina Deal

by G. Felda Hardymon, Josh Lerner and Ann Leamon


The managing partners of two private equity firms are hoping to forestall a third bidding round for a target company, the European beverage division of Cadbury Schweppes. As they wait to meet with the CEO, they revisit their assumptions on the deal and review the insights that informed their valuation.

Keywords: Mergers and Acquisitions; Private Equity; Negotiation Deal; Negotiation Process; Partners and Partnerships; Valuation; Europe;


Hardymon, G. Felda, Josh Lerner, and Ann Leamon. "Lion Capital and the Blackstone Group: The Orangina Deal." Harvard Business School Case 807-005, December 2006. (Revised May 2008.)