Case | HBS Case Collection | May 1989 (Revised August 2006)

RJR Nabisco

by Richard S. Ruback


Gives students the opportunity to explore issues facing the board of directors in a leveraged buyout. RJR Nabisco is valued under different operating strategies and the source of gains in leveraged buyouts is stressed.

Keywords: Leveraged Buyouts; Profit; Operations; Problems and Challenges; Strategy; Valuation;


Ruback, Richard S. "RJR Nabisco." Harvard Business School Case 289-056, May 1989. (Revised August 2006.)