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Argentina's YPF Sociedad Anonima (D): The International Platform
In March 1995, YPF (the former Argentine state-owned oil and gas utility, privatized in late 1993) acquired the Dallas-based Maxus Energy Corp., one of the world's largest independent oil and gas exploration companies. YPF's first acquisition is nearly bankrupt, with close to $1 billion in long-term debt. Roberto Monti takes over as CEO in August 1995. The case describes the steps he took to stem losses at Maxus before being named CEO of YPF in April 1997.
Keywords: Mergers and Acquisitions;
Borrowing and Debt;