Case | HBS Case Collection | March 1980 (Revised December 1995)

American Chemical Corp.

by William E. Fruhan Jr. and John P. Goldsberry III


A large chemical manufacturer divests a plant that is acquired by a small specialty chemicals manufacturer. The acquisition decision is viewed from the vantage point of the small specialty chemicals manufacturer.

Keywords: Mergers and Acquisitions; Chemicals; Factories, Labs, and Plants; Decision Making; Manufacturing Industry; Chemical Industry;


Fruhan, William E., Jr., and John P. Goldsberry III. "American Chemical Corp." Harvard Business School Case 280-102, March 1980. (Revised December 1995.)