Case studies

A new takeoff for LOISEAU: from the death of the Chef to renewal

T. PARIS, Frederic LEROY

2012

The "gastronomic" company Groupe Bernard Loiseau was managed by its founder, manager and Chef from the very beginning. The total size of the group was one hundred employees, 4 restaurants. After Bernard Loiseau's death in February 2003, the company lost its charismatic leader as well as its expert. The consequent restructuring was aimed as going from a very centralized structure to a more functional organizational structure. Moreover, the company was supposed to reorganize its creative mood by hiring a new chef in the spirit of Loiseau, keeping its 3 stars in the Michelin Guide. This renewal was aimed also at defining what was Loiseau spirit and creating an atmosphere for innovation to keep clients coming without betraying the clients' expectations.

Keywords: Gastronomy , Luxury , Creation , Organization and structure , Vision of the leader , Leadership , Change management , Passing on business , Brand image , Crisis , strategic Location , Reorganization , Restaurant , Preserving of the skills

ANTALIS-MAP (A) : Fusionner et faire face aux turbulences

Bertrand QUELIN

2012

La société Antalis est un acteur important de la distribution B-to-B en Europe. En 2007, elle prend le contrôle de la société MAP pour devenir n° 1 de l'industrie. Ce mouvement stratégique majeur lui permet d'étendre sa couverture géographique, de rationnaliser ses entrepôts et de bénéficier d'économies d'échelle. Dans une industrie arrivée à maturité, et connaissant une décroissance régulière de la demande, cette acquisition illustre le bénéfice d'une stratégie focalisée sur la taille et la complémentarité des activités. Elle prépare la société Antalis mieux que ses concurrents directs aux turbulences que l'industrie connaît depuis.

Keywords: Analyse concurrentielle , Marché à maturité , Concentration , Fusion, acquisition , Synergies et économies de coût

ANTALIS-MAP (A): Merging to Manage Market Turbulence

Bertrand QUELIN

2012

Antalis is a company working as a major player in the B-to-B distribution in Europe. In 2007, Antalis took control over its competitor MAP to become #1 in the paper distribution industry. This key strategic move allows it to expand its geographical coverage, rationalize its warehouse and distribution network, and benefit from economies of scale. In a mature industry, and knowing a steady decline in demand, this acquisition demonstrates the benefit of a strategy focused on the size and complementarity of activities. It prepares the company Antalis better than its direct competitors in the industry knowing turbulence since.

Keywords: Competitive analysis , Mature market , Consolidation , Merger &, Acquisition , Synergies , Cost cutting

ANTALIS-MAP (B) : Fusionner et réorganiser : Un management postacquisition

Bertrand QUELIN

2012

La société Antalis est un acteur important de la distribution B-to-B en Europe. En 2007, elle prend le contrôle de la société MAP pour devenir n° 1 de l'industrie. Ce mouvement stratégique majeur lui permet d'étendre sa couverture géographique, de rationnaliser ses entrepôts et de bénéficier d'économies d'échelle. Dans une industrie arrivée à maturité, et connaissant une décroissance régulière de la demande, cette acquisition illustre le bénéfice d'une stratégie focalisée sur la taille et la complémentarité des activités. Elle prépare la société Antalis mieux que ses concurrents directs aux turbulences que l'industrie connaît depuis.

Keywords: Post acquisition , Mise en œuvre , Réorganisation , Identité et culture d'entreprise

ANTALIS-MAP (B): Merging and Post-acquisition Management

Bertrand QUELIN

2012

Antalis is a company working as a major player in the B-to-B distribution in Europe. In 2007, Antalis took control over its competitor MAP to become #1 in the paper distribution industry. This key strategic move allows it to expand its geographical coverage, rationalize its warehouse and distribution network, and benefit from economies of scale. In a mature industry, and knowing a steady decline in demand, this acquisition demonstrates the benefit of a strategy focused on the size and complementarity of activities. It prepares the company Antalis better than its direct competitors in the industry knowing turbulence since.

Keywords: Post acquisition , Implementation , Restructuring , Corporate Identity and Culture


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