Case | HBS Case Collection | October 1986 (Revised February 2008)

Congoleum Corp. (Abridged)

by William E. Fruhan Jr.


Describes the development and terms of the largest leveraged buyout up to the date of the case. The main problem is to value the positions of the various participants: lenders, equity holders, investment bankers, and management. This is an abridged version of an earlier case by D.W. Mullins, Jr.

Keywords: Leveraged Buyouts; Mergers and Acquisitions; Financial Management; Negotiation Participants; Valuation;


Fruhan, William E., Jr. "Congoleum Corp. (Abridged)." Harvard Business School Case 287-029, October 1986. (Revised February 2008.)