Confusing case study - help ?
I am applying for a strategy role in a large private company ($5bn+ valuation, US based but operating in 30+ countries). So far, interviews have been similar to what you'd get for anrole, but I now have this home assignment which is basically asking me to explain (in a detailed memo) what I would do if the company raised more money (keeping it at a strategic level, no need to detail exactly how I would spend every dollar).
What is confusing is that I have absolutely no information about their operations/market studies/etc. And being a private company, there's very little info available online.
Anyone been through that before? Any advice? Any mistakes to avoid?
I'll try to come up with a structure that kind of make sense, like:
- "here's my understanding of the current state of operations/context"
- "here's our goal" (I'll just assume one)
- "here's a smart way to get to it" (by selecting 2 or 3 possible actions that make sense),
But there are a lot of wild guesses involved in here and that could be completely off/irrelevant, which is quite worrying !! Also not sure how to quantify M&A operations
Any help is welcomed!