Teaching Plan | HBS Case Collection | November 2013

Hotel Ivory

by Nicolas P. Retsinas and Lisa Strope


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; emerging market; private equity; Property; Real Estate Industry; Africa;


Retsinas, Nicolas P., and Lisa Strope. "Hotel Ivory." Harvard Business School Teaching Plan 214-002, November 2013.