L'Occitane En Provence
Posted: 20 Mar 2012
Date Written: November 15, 2011
Cosmetics company L'Occitane en Provence must decide if it is the right time to go public, and, if so, where to list. The firm could list on Euronext in Paris, close to the firm's headquarters in southern France, on one of the large exchanges in the U.S., or perhaps in Asia, where much of the firm's future growth is expected. The case provides opportunities to discuss the benefits and costs of going public, including valuation implications, and illustrates the choices faced by a prospective IPO firm that operates in a global setting.
Learning Objective: 1) Understanding what it means to be a public company and the process of listing. 2) Choosing a suitable stock market for an IPO.
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