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

The Dow Acquisition of Rohm and Haas (C)

by Jay W. Lorsch and Melissa Barton


The global economy entered a crippling recession in the fourth quarter of 2008 and Dow lost its primary source of funding for its planned acquisition of Rohm and Haas.

Keywords: Mergers and Acquisitions; Financial Crisis; Financing and Loans; Chemical Industry;


Lorsch, Jay W., and Melissa Barton. "The Dow Acquisition of Rohm and Haas (C)." Harvard Business School Supplement 411-003, August 2010. (Revised March 2012.)