Case | HBS Case Collection | February 1996 (Revised September 1996)

Chrysler Takeover Attempt, The

by Richard S. Ruback and William DeWitt


On April 12, 1995, Kirk Kerkorian made an unsolicited offer to buy the outstanding shares of Chrysler Corp. This case analyzes the proposed deal and addresses the key contextual elements contributing to the takeover attempt.

Keywords: Valuation; Negotiation Deal; Negotiation Offer; Acquisition; Financial Strategy; Manufacturing Industry; Auto Industry; United States;


Ruback, Richard S., and William DeWitt. "Chrysler Takeover Attempt, The." Harvard Business School Case 296-078, February 1996. (Revised September 1996.)