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A Diamond in the Rough
Cheick Sanankoua is an MBA student who believes that he has found the perfect investment property, a small, independently-owned hotel, on the Ivory Coast. However, he has had trouble raising money for the investment beyond friends and family. Through contacts in the private equity industry, he has one last opportunity to pitch the deal to Asdar Capital. If unsuccessful, the time on Sanankoua's exclusivity agreement with the owners will run out.
Keywords: real estate;
Debts, Cash flow, Quantitative analysis, Financing, Entrepreneurial finance, Development stage enterprises, Small ＆ medium-sized enterprises;
Segel, Arthur I., Nicolas P. Retsinas, and Jonathan Lo. "A Diamond in the Rough." Harvard Business School Case 213-050, December 2012.