Case | HBS Case Collection | February 1986 (Revised November 1992)

Novo Industri A/S--1981

by W. Carl Kester and Glynn Ferguson


This small but rapidly growing Danish biochemical company must choose among several financing opportunities that include a convertible Eurobond, a rights offering in Denmark and an issue of new common shares in the United States. The case involves a broad range of issues concerning the ability of a multinational company to lower its cost of capital by tapping different capital markets worldwide.

Keywords: Capital Markets; Cost of Capital; Bonds; Stock Shares; Financing and Loans; Globalization; Biotechnology Industry; Chemical Industry; Denmark; United States;


Kester, W. Carl, and Glynn Ferguson. "Novo Industri A/S--1981." Harvard Business School Case 286-084, February 1986. (Revised November 1992.)