Case | HBS Case Collection | September 1995 (Revised March 1998)

Argentina's YPF Sociedad Anonima (B)

by Michael Y. Yoshino and Carin-Isabel Knoop


YPF, a recently privatized and restructured Argentine-based oil company now turns its attention to international expansion and faces an opportunity to acquire Maxus, a troubled U.S. oil company. The case discusses whether the company should go ahead with the proposed acquisition.

Keywords: Acquisition; Non-Renewable Energy; Globalization; Emerging Markets; Market Entry and Exit; Privatization; Natural Environment; Expansion; United States; Argentina;


Yoshino, Michael Y., and Carin-Isabel Knoop. "Argentina's YPF Sociedad Anonima (B)." Harvard Business School Case 396-024, September 1995. (Revised March 1998.)