Teaching Plan | HBS Case Collection | June 2013

Bank of America-Merrill Lynch

by Guhan Subramanian and Charlotte Krontiris


The case traces the events leading up to the acquisition of Merrill Lynch by Bank of America at the height of the recent financial crisis. It examines the interplay of public and private sector actors in this extraordinary time, focusing on the decisions that confronted Bank of America's board as Merrill Lynch's losses mounted in the months before the deal's close.

Keywords: Bank of America; Merrill Lynch; financial crisis; Acquisition; Financial Crisis; Banks and Banking; Banking Industry; United States;


Subramanian, Guhan, and Charlotte Krontiris. "Bank of America-Merrill Lynch." Harvard Business School Teaching Plan 913-046, June 2013.