Case | HBS Case Collection | March 2010 (Revised May 2010)

Chrysler's Sale to Fiat

by C. Fritz Foley, Lena G. Goldberg and Linnea Meyer


This case provides students with an opportunity to analyze the restructuring of Chrysler in the midst of the financial crisis of 2008–2009. It describes how debtors can use section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code to sell assets quickly. It allows for discussion of who benefits and who loses in such restructurings, and it also raises a variety of policy issues concerning 363 sales and the appropriate role of government entities in restructurings.

Keywords: Mergers and Acquisitions; Restructuring; Financial Crisis; Insolvency and Bankruptcy; Laws and Statutes; Business and Government Relations; Sales; Auto Industry; United States;


Foley, C. Fritz, Lena G. Goldberg, and Linnea Meyer. "Chrysler's Sale to Fiat." Harvard Business School Case 210-022, March 2010. (Revised May 2010.)