Case | HBS Case Collection | November 2002 (Revised March 2007)

Keane's Acquisition of Metro Information Services (A)

by Francisco de Asis Martinez-Jerez

Abstract

On August 21, 2001, Keane, Inc. announced the acquisition of Metro Information Services, Inc. This case analyzes the challenges facing firms and examines transactions whose major source of value creation hinges on intangible assets (e.g., people or knowledge).

Keywords: Mergers and Acquisitions; Value Creation; Goodwill Accounting; Problems and Challenges; Information Technology Industry; Consulting Industry;

Citation:

Martinez-Jerez, Francisco de Asis. "Keane's Acquisition of Metro Information Services (A)." Harvard Business School Case 103-042, November 2002. (Revised March 2007.)