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Chrysler Fiat 2009
In spring 2009, Chrysler entered a prepackaged bankruptcy and existed 40 days later in a deal with Fiat, the U.S. Treasury, and the UAW that kept the automaker alive. Looking forward, what was necessary for Chrysler to move beyond the life support it had received? What was possible? Looking back, how should the company's restructuring be assessed?
Harreld, J. Bruce, Paul W. Marshall, and David Lane. "Chrysler Fiat 2009." Harvard Business School Case 811-030, April 2012. (Revised from original November 2010 version.)