Areva

Posted: 2 Jun 2009

See all articles by V. G. Narayanan

V. G. Narayanan

Harvard University - Accounting & Control Unit

Lisa Brem

Harvard University - Business School (HBS)

Date Written: May 13, 2009

Abstract

Areva, the world's market leader in civilian nuclear power, was positioned to take advantage of the resurgence of nuclear power. However, three issues clouded the positive outlook: (1) 1.7 billion euro loss on the construction of the first next generation nuclear reactor in Finland, (2) the decision of German company Siemens to pull out of its partnership in Areva NP and exercise its 2.1 billion euro put option, and (3) the projected investment budget shortfall of 3 billion euros in 2008. How can Areva best generate cash to finance its investments for 2008 and beyond?

JEL Classification: G31, G32, A20

Suggested Citation

Narayanan, V. G. and Brem, Lisa, Areva (May 13, 2009). HBS Case No. 109-092, Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1412805

V. G. Narayanan (Contact Author)

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Lisa Brem

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