Metalex: Managing Growth in Ghana

Should a large building supply company in Ghana partner with outside investors?
Murray Low  | Spring 2009
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In 2007, Kwabena Adjare Danquah, the CEO and founder of Metalex Group, a leading provider of metal and brick roofing materials, was actively expanding his business, pursuing new opportunities in Ghana and a potential outpost in Liberia. However, he knew that his business might become too big for one person to manage, and suspected that his children would split up the company if they inherited it collectively. Should he seek out professional managers, board members, and investors, even if he does not need outside capital to expand? Through an analysis of the Ghanaian business context, this case teaches students how to determine what steps Danquah should take as he plans for his company's growth and survival.

Case ID: 090404
Supplemental Materials: Teaching Note

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