Case | HBS Case Collection | March 2003 (Revised November 2009)

Hudson Manufacturing Company

by Paul A. Gompers and Vanessa del Valle Broussard

Abstract

Concerns the decision by Brett Keith and Owen Colligan to purchase Hudson Manufacturing, a maker of heaters and air filtration units for the military. Keith and Colligan have organized a search fund and identified Hudson as a potential buyout. The decline in the trucking market and potential environmental contamination, however, stand to stop the deal.

Keywords: Mergers and Acquisitions; Decision Choices and Conditions; Investment; Pollution and Pollutants; Industrial Products Industry; Manufacturing Industry;

Citation:

Gompers, Paul A., and Vanessa del Valle Broussard. "Hudson Manufacturing Company." Harvard Business School Case 203-064, March 2003. (Revised November 2009.)