Canel Biryol IRIS RUNNING CRANE CASE STUDY Iris Running Crane, an MBA graduate candidate, is trying to choose among three different job offers in private equity sector. Her first option is Sunstorm Investment Group, which is one of the most respected buyout groups in the world. Her second option is Red Horse Partners, which is a middle-market LBO group. The third is Lepus Capital; tries to reposition itself like a turnaround expert, beginning using its own portfolio. In this study case, I will try to analyze the advantages and disadvantages of each offers and try to determine which offer might be the best for her personal career goals in the future. Before analyzing job offers, I determined the expectation of Iris about her job
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And maybe one of the biggest disadvantage of the firm is promotion would be very slow in the current environment.
In conclusion, Sunstorm has only its reputation as an advantage while it fails to meet Iris’ almost all expectations therefore, I wouldn’t recommend Iris to choose Sunstorm. Option 2: Red Horse Partners Red Horse Partners was a middle-‐market LBO group. Red Horse focused on buyouts of companies in the lower end of the middle market, valued between $50 million and $250 million, with demonstrable cash flow and good management and a particular emphasis on Texas and the Southwest. RHP meets the firm culture expectations because, the partnership was small and Iris liked them all. Also the partners at Red Horse were less concerned about the market’s weakness than were those at Sunstorm and the firm has the best returns. Her past experience in cleantech,