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How does Danaher compare to Private Equity?
1. Pick a company, i.e., either a company you work(ed) at or one of Danaher’s competitors. What is the key lesson this company can learn from Danaher? Translate the lesson into a 5-step action plan for the company [25%]
2. Central to Danaher’s ability to grow are its historical development of capabilities in both acquisitive and organic growth. How did Danaher develop these capabilities and what, if any, further capabilities would have been beneficial in the past or for its future expansion? – [25%]
3. How does Danaher compare to Private Equity? [25%]
4. What does the case tell us about Danaher’s post-merger-integration approach, and what could be potential risks about this approach? [25%]