Lonrho (C): Lonmin

Author :

Rod E. White, Derek Lehmberg

Pages :

15

Product Type :

Supplements the (A) case

Reference # :

9B05M069

Teaching Note :

8B05M67

Institute:

Ivey Publishing

Setting:

United Kingdom/Africa, Medium

Year:

1997

Keywords:

Corporate Strategy; Diversification, General Management/Strategy, International, Administrative, Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services

Summary/Abstract:

A highly respected investment banker was offered the chairmanship of Lonrho, a conglomerate headquartered in London, England with operations primarily in Africa as outlined in Lonrho (A): An African Conglomerate, product 9B05M067. The investment banker's decision is discussed in From Lonrho to Lonmin (B): Restructuring a Conglomerate, product 9B05M068. This supplement looks at the next step in the firm's strategy development, to consider whether the company should focus on a particular type of mineral extraction, and if so, what kind.