Case | HBS Case Collection | December 1973 (Revised November 1993)

Cooper Industries, Inc.

by Thomas R. Piper


The executive president of a major industrial company must decide 1) whether to acquire a small hand tool company and, if so, 2) the value and form that the acquisition package should take.

Keywords: Decisions; Valuation; Acquisition; Management Teams; Consumer Products Industry;


Piper, Thomas R. "Cooper Industries, Inc." Harvard Business School Case 274-116, December 1973. (Revised November 1993.)