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

The Dow Acquisition of Rohm and Haas (D)

by Jay W. Lorsch and Melissa Barton


Dow's board and management team worked on arranging appropriate financing to complete the acquisition of Rohm and Haas. Meanwhile, the board of Rohm and Haas filed suit against Dow after it delayed the completion of the acquisition.

Keywords: Mergers and Acquisitions; Financing and Loans; Governing and Advisory Boards; Lawsuits and Litigation; Management Teams; Chemical Industry;


Lorsch, Jay W., and Melissa Barton. "The Dow Acquisition of Rohm and Haas (D)." Harvard Business School Supplement 411-004, August 2010. (Revised March 2012.)