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The K-Dow Petrochemicals Joint Venture
This case follows a two-part deal involving Dow Chemicals: Dow's ill-fated joint venture with the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, the failure of which nearly scuttled Dow's simultaneous acquisition of Rohm & Haas. Focusing on Dow CEO Andrew Liveris, this case examines the strategic interplay between private negotiations and their public presentation.
Keywords: Dow Chemicals;