Supplement | HBS Case Collection | August 2010 (Revised March 2012)

The Dow Acquisition of Rohm and Haas (B)

by Jay W. Lorsch and Melissa Barton


The Dow Board made a bid for Rohm and Haas Company in order to transition its portfolio away from commodity chemicals towards specialty chemicals.

Keywords: Mergers and Acquisitions; Investment Portfolio; Governing and Advisory Boards; Chemical Industry;


Lorsch, Jay W., and Melissa Barton. "The Dow Acquisition of Rohm and Haas (B)." Harvard Business School Supplement 411-002, August 2010. (Revised March 2012.)