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

Hudson Manufacturing Company

by Paul A. Gompers and Vanessa del Valle Broussard


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;


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