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(Revised from original 1991 version)
Describes Jaguar's product market problems in 1989, and its attractiveness to GM and Ford as an acquisition target. Students are asked to evaluate the suitability of GM and Ford as business partners for Jaguar, and to determine how much each should be willing to pay to acquire part or all of Jaguar. They are also asked to formulate tactics for extracting the highest possible price from each bidder.
Partners and Partnerships;
Luehrman, Timothy A., and Robert W. Lightfoot. "Jaguar plc--1989." Harvard Business School Case 291-034, June 2001. (Revised from original April 1991 version.)