Case | HBS Case Collection | June 1997 (Revised March 2001)

Genset Initial Public Offering (A)

by Paul A. Gompers and Jeffrey M. Anapolsky


Pascal Brandys, founder and CEO of Genset, must decide whether to take this young biotechnology company public. If so, should he do a dual offering in both France and the U.S.? The case also explores the business models in genomics research.

Keywords: Business Model; Initial Public Offering; Genetics; Going Public; Management Teams; Biotechnology Industry; France; United States;


Gompers, Paul A., and Jeffrey M. Anapolsky. "Genset Initial Public Offering (A)." Harvard Business School Case 297-096, June 1997. (Revised March 2001.)